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A Twitterific Tool

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I’m tired of writing about Twitter (and social networking sites in general) but here goes…

My last required-by-class blog topic… review a Twitter related application. My Twitter related application… Twitteriffic.

Twitteriffic is a Mac specific, Twitter spun instant messaging application. It docks on the side of your desktop and automatically refreshes as your fellow twits tweet. There is a text box to post your own tweets and there is the option to reply to other tweets.

Essentially, it allows you to keep up with your Twitter account without having a web browser open. It’s a condensed version but it helps prevent complete and utter distraction. You can tweet without getting caught up visiting other peoples profiles or searching for other twits.

The relevance of this application is just that. You can dock it on the side of the screen and go about attending to your daily tasks without getting absorbed into the Twit-o-sphere.

Anybody who has used Twitter understands what I’m talking about. You go on to check in, maybe post a tweet or two, then before you know it, an hour passes by and your scrambling to logout and go about your day. Twitterific helps eliminate that sand trap.

It’s a simple application. There’s not much to it and there’s not much to say about it. But the positive effect it has on a users productivity is nothing to sneeze at. Distraction has been a continual critique on social networking as a whole. Twitterific can help silence those critics, at least a little bit.

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Written by cor24leone

December 6, 2009 at 11:49 PM

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