Deck the halls with boughs of holly…tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet, tweet tweet tweet TWEET
TweetDeck is the first social media dashboard I ever used. I went to the website, installed it on my mac, and quickly found the dashboard in my applications. When I double clicked the yellow square with the black bird icon I thought, “Whoa, this is cool.” I had just gotten familiar with Twitter when suddenly I was learning all about the other side of the tweeting phenomenon; the columned lists, multiple accounts and the option to record videos via my webcam. I had no idea I could do so much with Twitter upon downloading a dashboard. Before taking a social media class with Prof. Ward I thought twitter was just something celebrities used to update their fan base on their fabulous, yet down-to-earth, lives.
Now back to TweetDeck…I love it. Plain and simple. But, the one thing I did not like were the constant notification updates in the right hand corner of my screen. I quickly deactivated that feature and now it’s smooth sailing. Composing a tweet is easy and if I forget what each icon does under each column all I have to do is hover over it for the description to pop up. But before I even make it to the dashboard a welcome screen pops up to remind me of each feature (but I’m a pro now so I don’t need a pesky welcome screen interfering with my tweet session).
I now use TweetDeck all day every day. It’s application icon nests in my dock just after the MS word icon. It magnifies when I scroll my cursor over it. Click. Type. Enter. And now I’m tweeting away.
- jpikowsky posted this