I don’t think I need to explain how social media is so widely used everywhere now. Not only the young generation is using them, even all the pakcik, makcik, datuk & nenek ( Bahasa Malaysia for uncles, aunties, grandfathers & grandmothers) are on social media, especially Facebook. 🙂
However, not all of us are free to hang on these social media all day long, replying & updating status. Some of us are either working online or offline. Thus to have an application like TweetDeck that has an interface showing you everything you want to see at once, so you can stay organized and up to date wherever you are really helps a lot. TweetDeck is a personal real-time browser connecting you with your multiple social media accounts. As it is a browser, unlike the ‘HootSuite dashboard’ that I used prior to this, you will have to download the application like you download any other internet browser. And the best part is, it is FREE. Click HERE to download.
TweetDeck is an Adobe-AIR application. So you might be requested to download Adobe-AIR for it. As I have already have it installed, I was only required to update it. Just download the TweetDeck first and follow suit the instructions.
At the moment I only see it is only for Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare and Google Buzz. But if you go to their website www.tweetdeck.com and click ‘Desktop’ you will see they said for ‘Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Google Buzz and more’. So I bet there will be more to come… Flikr should be one of it? 😉
Now for those who are more busy offline, there are also TweetDeck for iPhone, iPad and Android. You can download it free for iPhone and iPad. However, for Android it says ‘Download in Android Market’. I’m not using Android and probably never will, so I will leave that for the Android users to find out and maybe let me know later? 🙂
When you have downloaded it and fill in your social media details, the TweetDeck page will pop up and don’t be alarm when you suddenly start to hear the sound of a bird cuckoo… You can just click the Setting icon on top right, then click ‘Notification’ and reset the volumn or just turn it off like I do…. I just don’t wanna turn cuckoo… =D
If for some reasons you don’t feel like installing any new application to your computer but wish to try it, I suggest you give HootSuite a try. It is almost the similar concept but with slightly less functionality, I would say…