Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Reaching Twitter and Facebook via Tweetdeck
Tweetdeck now accounts for 13 % of all Twitter users. Tweetdeck is the most popular desktop client for Twitter.
Pretty remarkable for a small UK company, months old and until recently, funded partly by donations from users of the site.
Its utility keeps improving with new features and functionality. The latest of these is an application that adds Tweetdeck to Facebook connect. This means that when you send out a message from Tweetdeck, you will be able to send it to Twitter, Facebook or both.
A new column gets added to Tweetdeck showing you updates from your facebook friends.
If one of your Facebook friends is online, a green dot appears next to their name and you can initiate a chat via a pop-up window.
Techcrunch has just announced this feature which will be rolled out in the next few days.
TAG and Betaworks backed Tweetdeck. See comment on this blog on 25th January.