Seriously. I have to use both to keep up with the twittering world. On occasion, I even need the Twitter site itself. Why?
I have a Mac.
I love my Mac, don't get me wrong. But the difference in programming can cause the user some mild frustrations. Like with Twitter. It goes something like this:
- Twitter? How fun!!! Look at all the cool people I've found!! Now how can I follow everyone easily without always logging on? Hmmmm...
- Hurray for Tweetdeck! And it works on my iPad!
- Uh...what's with the changes to the functions guys, and what happened to the app on my iPad?!
- Forget it, I'm going with Hootsuite. It works on both.
- Or not. Gah! So confusing! Hello Twitter site...uh...why can't I edit my retweets? *sigh*
- Oh, look! Tweetdeck fixed its mistakes. Let's give it another try. What, still no app for the iPad?
- Hurray! Hootsuite works on the iPad! But...uh...not on my new Mac. PEOPLE!!!!
- So I guess it's Tweetdeck for my Mac laptop. Hootsuite for my iPad. Hurray?? And oh, I need the Twitter site when I have to borrow hubby's computer. Or add the twitter feed to my blog. (Yup, it's down there on the right a little ways.)
This is what it boils down to for me. I need multiple apps and duplicative networking sites in order to stay in touch. But hey, I guess that's life. :) It's like having multiple children, where there's a different approach I have to take depending on which one I'm interacting with. The message is the same no matter where I go. But getting it across? Well, it's just going to take a little extra patience on my part. :)
How about you? Do you tweet? Which program suits you best and why? Are you on Twitter? Can I stalk--I mean, can we be friends?