Oh hey, 23 Mobile Things, it’s been a while.
I use Twitter and Facebook regularly, and while I have some of the other accounts mentioned here (g+, anyone?), these are the ones I do the most with. At one point, I was a fairly active GetGlue user, but the apps haven’t worked very well for me since they switched to tvtag, and in all honesty I had stopped using it very much quite a while before the switch. I do have a bunch of physical stickers that I earned, so if anyone wants any random ones, let me know.
What I explored for this was HootSuite, because I like that you can schedule tweets. I am not planning on using it for my own tweeting, because there is nothing going on in my life that is so important I need to schedule tweets to be sent out. But if the proposed library Twitter account does in fact go through, this is a good tool to know about–the dashboard is much better for simultaneously keeping track of your timeline and mentions, because let’s be honest, one of the biggest failings of Twitter has always been its interface. I did for a while experiment with other Twitter apps, and for quite a while used Echofon, but after an update no longer liked the interface, and switched to the Twitter mobile app, which had gotten much better by that time. (The desktop version is still dire, but I almost never tweet from an actual computer, so that’s ok; that’s probably why it’s so bad, they assume their core user group is out, mobile, doing stuff, and if you’re bound to a desktop, you are almost certainly using a third party site anyway.)
Since I use Twitter and Facebook for different things, I’m not interested in apps that smoosh them together, but again, if the library’s Twitter account does materialize, I think we would be wise to explore tools that allow us to do multiple things in a less time consuming way. But that’s a ways off yet, so I’ll just remember this Thing if and when the time comes.