By DaveLevy on Aug 15, 2008
I have been arguing with Constantin Gonzalez about the best way to use twitter. He ended one of his mails to me with the advice to get a better phone and/or client. Yesterday twitter announced that they were terminating SMS transmissions in the UK. Oh Hoorah! So it looks like I need to take his advice.
I use a Sony Ericsson K610i, which I have also been advised to change and so I have the choice of using a WAP service or looking for a Java application. So far I have found
- http://m.tweete.net/, which works on my wap browser. I loose the disticntion between follow on phone and read on the web, and as far as I can tell I need to go and look at my messages.
- twitter have a mobile optimised site at http://m.twitter.com which suffers from the same problems as above.
- http://www.tinytwitter.com/, is a java application, which was pointed out to me by an article on http://www.twittown.com/.
- Someone at http://twitter.com/TweetTxt, messaged me offering an SMS forwarding service that I pay for. Some of what I receive is not exactly what I want to pay for to read early, but maybe its the answer.
The twitter blog article offers some other advice including http://www.cellity.com/, this looks neat but does anyone know what their business model is? It also suggests looking at a page on getsatisfaction, where a lively discussion is taking place.
I have had a quick look at the two wap sites. tweete.net looks OK, but how shall I get it to discriminate between those I want on the phone and those I don't. Its font size is smaller than twitter's, so harder to read, but more white space.