Just a couple of days ago Twitter sent me an email notifying me my 7th birthday (or anniversary of my subscription) on their platform, sharing this slice of cake to party… Over the years my relationship with this
social network … has changed a lot. Love, hate, indifference, love again… I’ve been through all of them! Nowadays I’m using it basically as a broadcast point for sharing my contents or stuff I care about, while every 1:1 tweeting is done with friends. Then last year I’ve opened a (free, basic) account over App.net which gives me a more intimate, personal, conversation with my contacts and fellow subscribers…
… on a PowerPC Mac!
My good friend Riccardo ‘couple of months ago suggested me to use the now dismissed app Itsy as a good Twitter client to use with my non so new anymorePowerBook G4.
Last week-end I had time to boot that Leopard machine and, alongside with an update or two, use this nice & clean application. Which is still elegant nowadays. An minimal and easy to the eye too.
As I was saying the developer has closed the project and abandoned it, but on many different Mac software file deposits you can still find. The newest release I found was the 2.1.2 on Softpedia, while the app should have been updated until the 2.1.9. But it works well and given the small usage I do of the PowerBook in these times is enough!
Dave Caolo writes a note on a rumor of Twitter closing the development of it’s Mac client.
I am intrigued by him, running (at least) 3 instances of the Twitter.app each with it’s own dock icon (as in the screenshot provided in his post) and also extremely skeptic on this move by them.
Twitter became widely accepted and used for it’s (API) opening, the progressive closing of those doors will upset many user and, expecially in this market, alternatives born (and dies, too) fast (remember Jaiku, Pownce & co???).
Big news: Posterous has been acquired by Twitter!
The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Plus, the people at Twitter are genuinely nice folks who share our vision for making sharing simpler.
Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption. We’ll give users ample notice if we make any changes to the service
3 months later the official Posterous blog stays silent. NOTHING has come from them.
NO new theme.
NO new functionality.
NO sign of life.
I’ve started losing my faith in a real future for this platform.
If Safari is your default browser on your Mac, and you aren’t using a bookmarklet [*], this extension from David “” Watanabe will certainly be useful!
Check it out !!!
[*] – personally I change a LOT my default browser over the time and so I prefer using bookmarklets that, along with bookmarks, are always keeped in sync all over my installed browsers…