The folks at Twitter announced Monday that the standalone TweetDeck apps for mobile will no longer be supported after May of this year. While Twitter says that it is putting more resources toward the Web version (which can easily be used on the desktop), there are surely plenty of people who are upset that their beloved mobile clients are going away.
For those of you looking for an alternative to TweetDeck, here are a few mobile apps that should prove adequate for your tweeting purposes.TweetDeck alternatives for iOS
Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has been a semi-regular Twitter user since 2008, though mostly tweets about things like music, movies and sports.
But that changed earlier today with a post linking to F-Secure Labs' latest quarterly Mobile Threat report, with a casual mention to "be safe out there."
The 29-page report's (PDF) key finding is that malware on Google's Android is getting worse, in part because of the platform's brisk growth and a new variant of malware that spread using SMS.
"Android malware has been strengthening its position in the mobile threat scene,&… Read more
Twitter is shutting down the TweetDeck apps for Android and iPhone, as well as axing the Adobe AIR desktop version, the company announced today through the TweetDeck blog.
This means TweekDeck is taking the apps out of app stores in May and, shortly afterward, the apps will stop functioning altogether.
"Over the past few years, we've seen a steady trend toward people using TweetDeck on their computers and Twitter on their mobile devices," according to the blog post. "This trend coincides with an increased investment in Twitter for iPhone and Twitter for Android -- adding photo … Read more
Twitter said today that it has begun slowly rolling out the ability to search for tweets older than a week.
In a blog post, the social-networking giant said it plans to enable users to find more than just the most recent tweets.
The announcement is the second this week aimed at letting users surface more content on Twitter. Yesterday, the company rolled out updates to its iOS and Android apps, as well as to mobile.twitter.com, designed to streamline the discovery process on Twitter.As we roll this out over the coming days, the Tweets that you'll see … Read more
Internet usage dropped 15 percent during the Super Bowl as the football-obsessed and casual fans alike huddled around their TVs to watch the showdown between the eventual NFL champion Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.
That was the conclusion of a study released this morning by Sandvine, a firm that analyzes traffic on broadband networks.
And while hordes of people were pounding out tweets and Facebook status updates by the millions with their impressions on the Super Bowl ads, the blackout during the game -- and the companies that best leveraged social media during the power outage -- and, … Read more
Twitter must hand over the identities of users in France who post racist tweets, a French court ruled today.
According to AFP, the court's ruling stemmed from a test case "that pitted the right to free speech against laws banning hate speech," and answered a petition made in October by the French Union of Jewish Students (UEJF), which had claimed that many anti-Semitic tweets had violated the law in the European country.
The UEJF had demanded that Twitter do a better job of policing obviously anti-Semitic tweets.
Twitter said today in a statement that "we are … Read more