I miss the Fail Whale. Don’t like the new Twitter mutant

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Saw this for the first time this morning. What the heck is this Twitter mutant thing? I miss the old Fail Whale.

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Screenshot tour of Twitter for Android 3.0.0

If you are wondering what Twitter for Android 3.0.0 looks like with its redesigned UI, wonder no more. Here’s a screenshot tour of the updated app.

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USAToday 1.1 iPhone App Can Post to Your Facebook or Twitter Account

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The recently updated free USA TODAY 1.1 for iPhone app has a neat new feature. You can post a news link directly from the app to your Facebook or Twitter account.

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You can see the result of posting an item to Twitter in the screenshot above. I have my Facebook account set to automatically read and post my tweets. So, everything I post to Twitter eventually gets posted to my Facebook account too. Now, if USA Today and other news apps would app the ability to save to Delicious, I would be very very happy.

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Microsoft Backstage at MED Blog: Top 5 Windows Mobile Twitter Apps

The Microsoft MSDN Backstage at MED blog IDs the…

Top 5 Windows Mobile Twitter Apps

Actually, as the blog admits, these are the only five Twitter apps (plus a homescreen plugin) for WiMo they know of (me too for that matter). The apps are:

1. TinyTwitter
2. Pocketwit
3. Twobile
4. CETwit
5. Twitula

…and the home screen plugin

- Twit Today

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Work at home & on the move? Twitter is my Virtual Water Cooler

I’ve been a full-time blogger for 3 months now (check out my day job blog MobileAppsToday.com). I’m pretty happy to be working alone and uninterrupted most of the time. But, it is nice to interact with real people now and then too. Although I used Twitter before making this job-lifestyle change, it has become invaluable as my virtual water cooler weather working at home or on the road (with netbook and smartphone(s) in tow).

I maintain a locked personal Twitter account to talk/tweet with people I actually know for this purpose. It was one of the smartest things I’ve done, I think. I also have a public Twitter account to mostly talk about my work and tweet with people I don’t know personally. You can find this public account at:

twitter.com/toddogasawara

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What is the Best Windows Mobile Twitter Client?

I’m trying to figure out what is the best Windows Mobile Twitter client for me. I wonder if touch (Professional) vs non-touch (Standard) WiMo phones have different best clients? The Twitter Fan Wiki has a bunch listed under…

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Any opinions out there? What is the best Twitter client for a WiMo smartphone (non-touch) or Pocket PC (touch) in your opinion?

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Tech Twitter-ing/Tweeting at toddogasawara


As a boutique blogger (i.e., low traffic site :-), my blogs tend to be more like a personal note taking service. Basically, I write about stuff that interests me or annoys me (tech related stuff, of course). If other people find it interesting too, great. Otherwise, blogging is way to quickly note things down that interest me. I’ve been twitter-ing with friends for over a year now. But, I figure most people have no interest in what I ate for lunch (even friends :-) or what book I read or movie I watched. So, I created a new Twitter account purely for personal quick tech related note taking (140 characters or less per tweet). You can find it at…

http://twitter.com/toddogasawara

I promise not to be a Twitter fire hose that clutters up your Twitter stream :-) You can see what I’ve posted in the past day since creating this new public Twitter account. See you on Twitter!

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TwitPic: Send a Photo to Twitter From Your Phone


TwitPic is a free web service that lets you attach a photo web link to a Twitter tweet. Here’s how you do it, head over to TwitPic and sign-in with your normal Twitter account name and password. Then, click on Settings and add the special email address it shows you to your cameraphone’s email contacts list. The address is in the form of: twitterusername.secretstuff@twitpic.com. If you send a photo to this email address, the email subject line will become your tweet text and a weblink to your photo will appear beside this text. Anyone who clicks on your TwitPic photo link will be able to see your photo.

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Tiny Twitter for Windows Mobile

Tiny Twitter on an HTC Vox SmartphoneQuick! Name a web service that is as flaky as a bowl of breakfast cereal that doesn’t seem to generate hate even though it seems to be down half the time. Did you say Twitter? I learned about Tiny Twitter from Mobility Site’s Jack Cook. There are versions for Windows Mobile (native code) and Java-enabled phones. So, I downloaded the Windows Mobile Smartphone (Standard Edition) version (there’s a separate download for Pocket PCs — Classic/Professional Edition) and tested it on an HTC Vox smartphone. The one thing that might bother you at first is that you don’t see your own tweets in the display as you do on a desktop or even Twitter’s mobile web site. You do, however, get a richer Twitter experience using this freeware client than you do with Twitter’s mobile friendly website.

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