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My Open Letter To TweetDeck. Please Add These Features.

LEGO Twitter Fail WhaleFirst off, thank you for making Twitter the amazing tool it is. Without you Twitter would have never caught on the way it has. I hope Twitter has stopped to thank you.

I have a few requests I REALLY, REALLY want and I think it would be relatively easy for you guys to do (says the non-programmer).


Seriously you’ve added Foursquare but not Yammer? It seems like such a no brainer. Who checks in to Foursquare from TweetDeck? I’m really glad you added Foursquare just so I can filter is out but Yammer seems like it would be so much more useful.

Please, please, please add Yammer. It would really help out at work.

Your Own Hosted Microblogging Channel

Aren’t all of these Twitter outages super annoying? It’s got to be really frustrating as a Twitter Client to be dependent on a product that stops working at the most crucial times. I have a great idea and you don’t have to look far to figure out how to do it. There’s this company you are probably familiar with called StockTwits. I know you know who they are because Betaworks is an investor in both your companies and they used you guys as a model for their Twitter Client.

What’s really cool about StockTwits is that they have their own microblogging functionality built on top of Twitter. So you can choose to post only to StockTwits or when the USA soccer team scores a goal their community can keep on chatting without Twitter.

StatusNet and/or Identi.ca

You could probably even use StatusNet to create your own microblogging channel. While you’re at it adding Identi.ca support would be awesome. In fact you could probably just do Identi.ca and not StatusNet but I think you’d get a lot of value out of having your own branded community built in to TweetDeck. This wouldn’t compete Twitter or anything. At least not anymore than them buying Tweetie competed with you ;)

Thanks Again

That’s it really. I sometimes wish TweetDeck had tabs so I didn’t have to keep scrolling left and right (I have a lot of columns) but that may just be me.

I’ve tried every client out there and I keep coming back to TweetDeck. Keep up the great work.

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  • http://twitter.com/richardbarley Richard Barley

    Hi there,
    Thanks for the letter, we're really glad you are a fan :)
    While I can't comment on the relative popularities of one service or another with regards to inclusion in TweetDeck, we do try to focus on the biggest, most popular networks when considering which to integrate natively into TweetDeck.
    For all other networks, we introduced in v0.34 the ability to use Twitter-compatible APIs in TweetDeck, which currently includes status.net/identi.ca.
    So, for example, if Yammer were to introduce a true twitter-compatible API, then it would drop straight into TweetDeck already.
    As for your idea about our own “network”… its certainly an interesting idea and is one of a million different ideas that we are mulling over all the time here.

    Thanks for the post and I hope you continue to enjoy using TweetDeck!
    Richard Barley (@richardbarley)
    TweetDeck Community Manager

  • http://www.sparkplugdigital.com/blog/ Jason mKey

    Thats great that @richardbarley took time to comment. Love Tweetdeck.

    I'll throw me 2 cents in. How about scheduled tweets? Not sure why Tweetdeck hasn't gone there yet. Socialoomph and BuzzOm do it. Is it difficult for a desktop app to do this?

  • http://twitter.com/JanetAronica Janet Aronica

    Hey Tac!

    Interesting ideas re: Tweetdeck. Feel free to write a review, I saw that you have a profile. :)

    @JanetAronica, community manager @oneforty

  • http://www.newcommbiz.com tacanderson

    They do have scheduled tweets. it's awesome. In the newest version right next to the send button is a little stop watch. click that.

  • http://www.newcommbiz.com tacanderson

    Thanks for the comment Richard. I know you guys have a million ideas to prioritize, just wanted to throw out my 2 cents :)

  • http://www.newcommbiz.com tacanderson

    One question: How do you add Identi.ca, it doesn't give me the option under accounts.

  • http://www.sparkplugdigital.com/blog/ Jason mKey

    Thanks! My version was out of date, didn't know this

  • http://twitter.com/richardbarley Richard Barley

    You can add an identi.ca (or WordPress or Tumblr) account by using the instructions here http://support.tweetdeck.com/entries/176271-can…
    If you find any other Twitter-compatible APIs out there, do let us know!

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