Twitter has released TweetDeck app for Mac which allows users to stay connected and get latest feeds from different social networks like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Foursquare, MySpace, and Google Buzz.
TweetDeck official description:
“TweetDeck makes it easier for publishers, marketers and power users to track the real-time conversations they care about. It brings more flexibility and insight to power users through a customizable layout that lets you keep up with the people and topics that matter most to you. And, you can join the conversation by tweeting, sharing photos and links to news [...]
TweetDeck has jumped from the beta 6 release of TweetDeck for Android directly to beta 7.
Some new features has been added and the app seems a bit faster to me than before with no lags. I’m still exploring the app for mroe changes and tweaks.
You can catch the official changelog below:
Option to remove Facebook, Buzz, and Foursquare updates from the home timeline
Improved map view
Ability to change default Twitter account
Improved robustness when logging in
Delete your own tweets and direct messages
Landscape commenting on Facebook posts
Ability to sign out of individual Twitter accounts
TweetDeck has released TweetDeck for Android Beta 5 just a few minuets ago. This update makes it much more stable and they continue adding more daily-use features which were missing from the client.
You can read the changelog for Android TweetDeck v0.9.5 below:
Full compatibility with all phones running 1.6 and above
Added option to remove Facebook, Buzz, or Foursquare accounts
Added option to delete tweets sent by you
Improved handling and refined UI for Facebook and Google Buzz attachments
Fixed bug preventing successful updates containing multiple photos
Added multi-Twitter account compose
Microsoft has added a bit of social spit and polish to its Bing search engine. In a bid to keep gaining on its main rival Google, the site has added a number of social-networking related features which are meant to enhance searching.
To go alongside its Twitter integration – which happened last October – Bing now has additional real-time features, taken from popular web-links.
“This week, we will test new experiences for real-time results,” explains the Bing blog.
“For example, when you search for a publication such as the New York Times, Bing not only gives you quick access [...]
With the internet fragmenting and every community becoming alienated from its peers, specialist social networks have been springing up to act as a kind of glue and arbitrarily stick all our disparate groups of friends together.
Flickr has photos covered, Last.fm deals with music, SocialPicks gives stock tips, LinkedIn serves people who like wearing ties and Facebook reconnects you with people you don’t really want to know… and then they all plug into each other.
The ostensible focus of free social network Foursquare is finding ‘stuff to do’. So if you’re at a loose [...]
Foursquare continues to sign interesting deals with major players in a wide range of fields. Following the service’s Bravo deal a couple weeks ago, they’ve reached a deal with restaurant rating guide Zagat, according to The New York Times. And AdAge has some details about deals with even more partners, including HBO, Warner Brothers, and the History Channel.
The service has been on a roll lately. They’re now seeing over a million check-ins a week, with that rate doubling in the last month alone. And these new deals can only help them as they bring the type of mainstream appeal [...]
Yesterday, we got a nice little breakdown of which clients are used most often for the location-based service Foursquare (hint: still the iPhone). Today, the company has some new big news to share via a tweet: they’re now doing over a million check-ins a week.
Not even a month ago, Foursquare noted that they were seeing a check-in each second. We extrapolated this out to show that they were getting roughly 86,000 check-ins a day. But if you stretch those numbers out over a week, you get “only” 600,000 check-ins. That means that in under a month, Foursquare’s check-in rate [...]
Foursquare is growing fast. Real fast. Traffic may be up as much as threefold over the past two months. But how are people actually using it?
The main Foursquare account tweeted out stats today that give a nice breakdown of usage. It’s just over a seven day span, but given that the service is now finally on platforms such as BlackBerry, is probably a good sample.
As you may expect, the iPhone still dominates, with 67% of usage. Coming in second with 13% is Android, which was the second native app Foursquare launched. In third is the just-launched BlackBerry version with 11%. In fourth is [...]
The check-in arms race continues to heat up. Foursquare has been working fast to secure its place on not only the iPhone, but also Android, Palm Pre, BlackBerry, and most recently, Windows Mobile. But rival Gowalla is working hard to get onto the other platforms as well. Recently, they launched a version that works on Android phones through the web browser — and a similar method is bringing it to BlackBerry phones as well.
While it’s not quite live yet, it will be “very soon,” founder Josh Williams tweeted today. He also noted that he’s currently using it, and it seems [...]
With Foursquare seeing fast growth and starting to be embraced by elements of the mainstream (like their new deal with Bravo), it might be decision time.
A popular part of the gaming element of the service is gaining badges, virtual tokens that show you’ve done a certain task on the service. Most of these are clever, like the Photogenic badge when you check-in to three different places with photobooths. But some are a bit more risqué, like the Douchebag badge. As Foursquare keeps growing, will there be pressure to get rid of these?
Increasingly, this issue is being brought up on Foursquare’s [...]