Twitter’s List feature: Finally! An easy way to categorize my favorite tweeters! Now, if only I could selectively choose certain tweets to go only to the tweeters on a certain list …
HootSuite: I just find it to be the most flexible and useful Twitter tool … TweetDeck is a good second … and I use UberTwitter on my BlackBerry, which isn’t bad (but you must always ALWAYS remember to officially “exit” the application, or when you open it later, you will be faced with hours’ or days’ worth of tweets (you can injure a thumb scrolling up to the most recent ones!)
Facebook’s News Feed / Live Feed: Why does it default to News Feed? Who decided which posts go in my News Feed, anyway? And why can’t I change the default to Live Feed so I don’t have to do it manually every time I open FB? (This kind of plays into most FB users’ most frequent complaint: “If you can’t just leave well enough alone, why not fix some of the real problems, such as un-hiding some of the really useful info that is buried deep within FB and nearly impossible to find without a PhD from MIT and a miner’s cap, for heaven’s sake?)
Twitter’s new Retweet feature: Too limiting … you can’t add your “two cents” to the items you’re retweeting (not a problem with TweetDeck or HootSuite, so … ???) Although the good news is they seem to have fixed the issue with the weird HTML-like text appearing in your retweet … hey, I realize it’s in beta, but honestly, some of this stuff seems like it would be elementary on a platform like Twitter.
LinkedIn’s status update: Since each update “stands alone,” that is, previous updates disappear when you post something new, there’s no continuity … if you’re in the midst of an interesting project it’s nearly impossible to update an ongoing project in the (very) limited space they give you (no room for background info, and no context). So, if all I have room to say is, “Enjoying a cup of java and looking forward to a busy day,” who really cares?
Well, there’s my Friday social media rant … maybe it’s time to get outside and enjoy the weekend – without posting, tweeting, updating, friending, following, or connecting – just good old fashioned face-to-face LOLing!