Thursday 17 April 2014

All hands on deck at Twitter

PANIC gripped thousands of social network users yesterday when it emerged that UK authorities had moved to wind down the company behind Tweetdeck, a social networking "dashboard" that allows people to update their Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts from the one page.

Unfortunately, it looked like it could be the end for the software with the Companies House giving the Tweetdeck Limited warning of its impending closure for late filing of company accounts.

Fear not, however. Twitter, which bought Tweetdeck two years ago, said "TweetDeck ... allows advanced users to gain valuable insight to what's happening at this very moment on Twitter. We've been steadily innovating and improving Tweetdeck, and expect to see much more of that to come."

That doesn't sound like a company going out of business, and the word is that this is really an accounting move to bring Tweetdeck into the Twitter group of companies and shut down its original owner.

So there you have it. Users will continue to clog up each other's timelines with inane chatter mixed with the odd insightful comment and new piece of information.

Happy days are here again.

Irish Independent

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