[Poll] Do You Tweet Horizontally Or Vertically?

There’s a huge plethora of Twitter clients available in the market today – both for tweeting horizontally and vertically.

Each one of these Twitter clients comes with its own merits and handicap – coupled with the challenges and the advantages that the different hardware platforms offer.

I wanted your feedback on how you use Twitter – are you a vertical or horizontal Tweep?

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And while we are on the topic, which Twitter clients do you use in both the positions?

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Can you also list down the reasons why you choose to tweet in a certain position, and what are the compelling reasons behind using the Twitter clients you currently use.

Also – what are some of the changes and/or enhancements you would like to see in the world of Twitter clients?

I’ll compile the results for all of us to review in a weeks time.

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12 Responses to [Poll] Do You Tweet Horizontally Or Vertically?
  1. Mike CJ
    Twitter: mikecj
    September 8, 2010 | 12:57 am

    I use the Blackberry Twitter client. My tweeting is probably 20% from the mobile while on the go, and 80% from my desktop via Tweetdeck. I haven’t been very happy with the performance of Tweetdeck recently, and the fact that it uses so much RAM resource, but I’m also not that keen to “learn” something new.
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    • Kapil Apshankar
      September 9, 2010 | 11:29 pm

      Does Blackberry have a stronger footprint in Lanzarote, Mike? In the valley (yeah, Silicon Valley), iPhones and iPads rule πŸ™‚

      I’ve heard the same concerns around Tweetdeck from multiple other users too – and though I like Tweetdeck moved away from it a while ago, first to HootSuite, then to Seesmic and now to CoTweet!

  2. Danny Brown
    Twitter: DannyBrown
    September 8, 2010 | 5:50 am

    When I do use mobile, it’s the same as Mike. But to be honest, I very rarely use my BB to tweet. If I’m out and away from my desk (the very time I would need to tweet from a mobile), I’m usually with friends or family. So why would I want to tweet? πŸ˜‰
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    • Kapil Apshankar
      September 9, 2010 | 11:33 pm

      I tweet from my iPhone when I’m in boring meetings that drag on without a beginning or an end πŸ™‚

      But you’re bang on about the family and friends part, Danny. Social media works best when we can disconnect, and take the online – offline.

  3. Zane Aveton
    September 8, 2010 | 6:07 am

    I use pluggio as an desktop rss reader/Twitter client as well.

    I use echofon pro as my Twitter iPhone app. It has little nuances I prefer for quick daily power using.
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    • Kapil Apshankar
      September 9, 2010 | 11:34 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Zane.

      You really must be a power user – not many folks use any of those Twitter clients πŸ™‚

      What have been some of the nuances that made you fall for them? I’d sure love to hear.

  4. Maryann Cruz
    Twitter: maryanncruz
    September 8, 2010 | 6:19 am

    Both Mike and Danny have summarized the way I tweet.
    I use the BB Twitter client, very rarely. Most (90%) of my tweets are done from my home office while using TweetDeck. I enjoy the simplicity of TweetDeck.

    • Kapil Apshankar
      September 9, 2010 | 11:37 pm

      TweetDeck is indeed very simple and sweet, Maryann.

      Have you played around with other Twitter clients as well?

  5. Johnny Laird
    Twitter: johnnylaird
    September 9, 2010 | 3:22 am

    I’m both vertical & horizontal.

    Twitter for iPhone on the go, and TweetDeck when I’m at my desk. I usually have the main Twitter site up as well.

    I’ve just recently switched to “Twitter for iPhone”, after a good while on Twitterrific, but flipped to Twitter’s own app when Twitterrific switched from V2 to V3. I guess the whole change over felt a little bit clunky and non-communicative, and it kinda put me off.It would be interesting to know if other Twitterrific users felt the same sense of dissatisfaction?

    There are times when I’m around the house when the iPhone gets preference as well, particularly if someone hits me with a DM when I’m doing other stuff.

    I’m not sure what percentage mix is involved, as I don’t think about it that closely.
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    • Kapil Apshankar
      September 9, 2010 | 11:41 pm

      Hmmm … I haven’t dabbled with Twitterific, Johnny. I’ll explore it a bit over the weekend and send my first impressions your way.

      Have you seen CoTweet? I’m currently using it – and looks pretty impressive.

      On my iPhone, I use Seesmic these days. Another light and useful app.

      I primarily tweet from my desk – horizontal tweeting is banned in our household. Reason – the kids get all excited seeing the iPhone. That’s also the reason my sweetheart hasn’t got an iPad for me yet πŸ™‚

  6. Jimi Jones
    Twitter: JimiJones
    September 11, 2010 | 10:57 am

    I like to use a variety of tools, mainly for the sake of staying up on technology. My mobile client is Twitter for Blackberry. On my laptop and desktop I’ll use both TweetDeck and Hootsuite.

    I’ve been using Hootsuite more and more over the past couple of months. Seesmic never really caught on with me for some reason. It’s a nice app but I’ve always returned to the aforementioned. creature of habit to some degree. πŸ™‚
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    • Kapil Apshankar
      September 14, 2010 | 11:31 pm

      Seesmic Desktop 2 is pretty impressive Jimi, and I looked at the review you posted over on your blog. I am guessing you will be using Seesmic for a while now πŸ™‚

      I was getting used to CoTweet since the last few weeks, but they too have followed suit in coming up with paid pricing plans like HootSuite.

      So for now, I am back to all Seesmic – web, desktop and iPhone versions πŸ˜‰