TweetDeck for iPad

Nope, there’s no mention of it if that’s what you thought when you read the title. But it is the subject of this musing.

I wonder if we will still see TweetDeck on the iPad following the Twitter buy-out. I really hope so as I love TweetDeck on Chrome, it’s by far the best Twitter experience, in my most humble of opinions, and I truly hope that an iPad app is stil in the making and that it will offer a similar experience to “ChromeDeck”.

What do you think? Will we see TweetDeck on the iPad?

I am @craigt44 on Twitter and you can find me on Google+ here.

Memolane updates

Meghan Krane (@meghan_krane), the Community Manager over at Memolane, today dropped an email with some much anticipated updates to the excellent Memolane service.  The changes highlighted in the email (see below) are all around privacy settings.  I particularly like the idea of being able to set the privacy settings for individual feeds (services).  One of the things I wanted to do was set up both a personal (family and friends) Memolane and a public Memolane.  With these changes there’s no longer a need to maintain separate Memolanes (I should point out that the service only allows / supports one Memolane, so this is a hypothetical rambling).  I highlight that as it was something I suggested as a potential future feature (support of multiple Memolanes).  However, I like this implementation much better.  I only have to maintain one Memolane and control the content via privacy settings.. nice.

Here’s an extract from the email:

Here’s a preview of some of the changes you will see on Memolane today:

  • Instead of selecting a privacy setting for your entire Memolane, you can now choose a privacy setting for each of your online services, to set their privacy.
  • We offer a new level of privacy, now you can set your online services to be completely private, shared only with your Memolane friends, or public.
  • The “Online Services Settings” page has been renamed “Privacy and Services” and redesigned.
  • Your existing privacy setting for your Memolane will initially be applied to all of your added services, so the privacy of your lane will be exactly the same as before this change.

We have been working very hard on the new privacy settings and we hope that they give you more flexibility to share your online history with your friends and re-live great memories!

The site will be down from 5 a.m. PST to 7 a.m. PST (2 p.m. CET to 4 p.m. CET) today in order to add these new features.  I can’t wait to start updating my Memolane!

I am @craigt44 on Twitter.

Why Follow Friday?

I was asked today if I embrace the tradition that is Follow Friday ( #FF or #followfriday if you will) in order to pick up new followers.
After immediately responding “no”, I explained that Follow Friday is about tipping the hat to people, organisations and services that are helpful, interesting, useful or just plain fun. Why? Because it’s good to share. I find some incredibly useful information via Twitter and enjoy sharing the sources with others.
I am @craigt44 on Twitter.


Yesterday the excellent Chromedeck Twitter (web based) app was released alongside the opening of the Chrome Web Store.

If you are familiar with TweetDeck then you will instantly feel at home with Chromedeck.  While it may not have all the features of it’s desktop older brother (yet) it has enough to make it very useable indeed.

As a netbook user I find it incredibly nimble and fluid alongside the desktop version.  So much so that it’s now my full time Twitter client away from the iPhone.

Try it out, I don’t think you will be disappointed.  Let me know what you think…

I am @craigt44 on Twitter.