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Old March 20 2010, 06:42 PM   #22
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Re: Okay, how should I follow Twitter?

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
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Why do you need a "unified" way to follow twitter? If you must succumb to the absurdity of following people on there, I see no reason why the iPhone app and using their website on a computer won't suffice.
Don't you need a way to 'synchronize' the Twitter feeds if you follow it with more than one device?
As Robert said, reading the main timeline doesn't need synchronization. It's just like reading a blog. You see the morning post on your computer in the morning then you open up your cell phone at lunch and see the newest posts...nothing to sync, really.

The one place that isn't true is if people send you messages. In that case then it's exactly like using POP e-mail on multiple devices. I see 2 messages on my cell phone, read them, and the 'new' tag goes away. Then I open up my computer and see the same 2 messages still as 'new.'

So in that case, yeah, it's kind of annoying. But sending messages directly to users is not the main function of Twitter. It's like the PMs here on the Trek Board. You use them, but probably not as much as you use the actual threads, right?
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