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So I am trying the new shiny toy that everyone is talking about, it is the Chrome version of the popular desktop client “TweetDeck” . First of all I must confess that I will generally prefer a browser extension over a desktop application if I am working with just one screen. I like to have the ability to surf seamlessly and with Chromed Bird, as far as Twitter is concerned, I am more than satisfied . Of course if you would like to monitor multiple accounts or check your updates across multiple social networks that wouldn’t be the obvious choice, but there is still some workarounds. I thought initially that ChromeDeck would sit like every other extensions but to access it you have to open a new tab which is unfortunate for me because I run already Speed Dial. You will have to disable it in order to use your new shiny friend though to be honest it is the same with every Google Chrome Web Store Apps so I hope that Speed Dial will find a solution. Chrome TweetDeck, not to be confused with the other ChromeDeck, is not really different from Seesmic Web or Yoono when used in tab mode.
I was more waiting for an advanced version of Chromed Bird or for a more integrated sidebar version of Yoono. But ChromeDeck do looks great with its Lazyscope-like visual updates, though apart from the fact that it is inside your browser and not on your desktop, you will still have constantly to leave the page you are browsing to access it. I have made several screenshots of the aforementioned aplications so you will have a better idea of how they display. To see them just click on this BridgeURL . From left to the right ChromeDeck | Chromed Bird | Seesmic Web| Yoono (Tab Mode) . Of course ChromeDeck is still in its early stage and if I had to choose between the desktop version and the web app, I will certainly use the later. It uses less resources and it is more suitable for single-monitor set-ups, as an extra bonus you can now benefit from Chrome spell check dictionaries ( at the moment TweetDeck only supports U.S English) . Just a quick note about this particular tweet :
You can already do that with Chromed Bird as you can see on these captures :
Overall it is a step in the right decision though personally I would have prefer a sidebar application. For now I will keep using Chromed Bird in conjunction with Yoono even if its sidebar mode on Chrome is not as integrated as its Firefox counterpart. I guess it is a question of feeling, the best way to form your judgement would be to try them all.
From Google Apps Blog: Millions of people around the world use Google Groups to power discussions with the groups and communities they care about. We have been working hard to improve this experience, and today we are happy to announce a sneak preview of the brand new Google Groups.
Twitter continues to add new media support for its website competing everyday more with third party applications that may be too obscure or techie for the vast majority of users…
” One of the most popular features of #newTwitter is the ability to check out photos, videos, and music directly in the details pane. Click on a Tweet with a link to media, and the details pane on the right lets you view embedded media from partners likeYouTube, Flickr and USTREAM. You can also hear iTunes song previews and share music with your friends by linking your Twitter account to Ping, iTunes’ new social network for music. ” Read more here: http://blog.twitter.com/2010/12/now-playing-on-newtwitter-embedded.html At the moment two ways to follow SMAAW (Social Media, Applications And Widgets) • SMAAW on Blogpsot • SMAAW on Tumblr
I must say that I am really sensible to this kind of vintage advertisement.
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At least 100 years ago that is to say this afternoon I was writing about Paper.li entering the Facebook curation game. Though it was and still is in its early stage I thought the move they made was pretty clever. But a strong challenger has just appeared but this time in real-time, albeit only for Facebook.
Watch the video to see for yourself :
I wouldn’t say the two applications have the same aim but I can see how it will help me see contents from the pages I have subscribe from. Right now with the way Facebook pushes content to my home feed I rarely see them, I have to resort using third party applications like TweetDeck or Seesmic. I think it is a good idea to have it as one of your start-up tabs.
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So how you may already know Facebook has rolled out its new profile design
Well the video looks like fun isn’t it ? The only problem is that as you can’t prevent people from tagging you and as tagged photos of you are pushed to the forefront: New Facebook profile will bring more embarrassment and Spam for the whole family ! On the paper it looks like a fun way to define yourself with photos as you can see on the picture below :
In reality it can become a nightmare ! In no time when people will start to realise the implications it could have on their business fan page, unscrupulous companies will start tagging the hell out of you! More importantly if someone tags an embarrassing photo, everyone will be able to see it ! So let’s say you were pretty drunk that Saturday night and that the hangover is so strong it keeps you away from your computer for the whole Sunday. Yes you know those long Sundays dedicated to animal documentaries and drinking water. You will only know on Monday how your profile has been trashed by this new feature. I have tagged pictures of drunk people and here how your profile could look like in the real world.
Facebook madness goes on!
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By the way I must also add that I find the new profile a bit slow and that it has destroyed my nice custom background provided by my Beautify Chrome extension .
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I always have been a huge fan of Paper.li and it is really impressive to see how they have evolved. There is clearly no competitors in the user generated newspaper field now: Newscred has changed its strategy and is now platform oriented , and The Twitter Times clearly offers less options.In my opinion it is the best way to stay up to date provided that you have set up your lists or your hashtags well.
From their blog : “We have just released the possibility to create Facebook papers. A first step in working with Facebook data, so any feedback (comments below) will be appreciated!
For now, you can create papers based on a search of all public posts on Facebook (this means posts from people that have set their profile/wall to ‘public’). It is a bit like a Twitter tag paper, but for Facebook… Facebook currently supports only very basic keyword searches on public posts - so a paper based on the search ‘climate energy’ will find all posts containing both words - paper.li then extracts all links, videos and photos, analyzes them, ranks them and creates the paper in a similar fashion to Twitter papers. So try it out, and tell us what you think… We are also looking into other possibilities with Facebook - such a creating papers for individual users. But that would mean papers that can be viewed only by the Facebook user (i.e. private), and we wonder if people need/want a different way to look at their Facebook wall - so here again, tell us what you think! This is an initial step in enabling further content sources for the creation of automated & personalized newspapers. Many more to follow…”
Read the wikileaks news on Facebook http://paper.li/f-1291633015
I hope they will be able to implement facebook fan pages support soon as it could offer a simple yet effective way to create digests for your pages. By the way if you want to stop receiving mentions from Paper.li simply click on the button below :I wouldn’t recommend it though as it is a great way to discover people which share the same interests.
Just tried this new extension, I think the title is self-explanatory .
I made a few attempts and they were most of the time correct though you have to talk continuously and fast. If not you’re message will be sent right away to Twitter. There is no signing up or OAuth so you have to be already logged in Twitter.com for it to work.
A right step in the right direction !
Download and install MicMicMic Twitter .
While News Corp is “wrestling” with MySpace’s future new features are added to the website, though the changes and the bug fixes are still too slow to implement for some (and I am one of them ). This said Myspace is still the number two social network on mobiles and today MSC Blog has unveiled a series of new features coming for Myspace Mobile .
The most important one for me being the video support :.