TweetDeck User Streams is Twitter as it should be

I’ve been fortunate enough to test the TweetDeck User Streams Preview in a private beta over the last month, which enables TweetDeck to display a constant flow of Tweets, unencumbered by API rate limiting, in true real time. Last week User Streams entered public beta, and if you haven’t tried it, do it. Real-time Twitter is something Twitter veterans haven’t seen since May of 2008, and a vast majority of Twitter users have never really experienced it (unless they were among the few to turn on SMS updates for everybody). While this isn’t honest-to-God Twitter over XMPP (though the Streaming API will make such an application possible once more), this isn’t a bad alternative. Give it a try and let me know if you are overwhelmed — I know I was at first (I follow over 1700 people and bots on Twitter).

3 thoughts on “TweetDeck User Streams is Twitter as it should be

  1. Mary

    I’ve been using this too. It does feel like the old Twitter again. Its been nice to not have to deal with API limits. I was constantly running out and missing out on a lot. I was just about to give up on TweetDeck until this became available.

  2. Mary

    I’ve been using this too. It does feel like the old Twitter again. Its been nice to not have to deal with API limits. I was constantly running out and missing out on a lot. I was just about to give up on TweetDeck until this became available.

  3. Tristan Rineer

    TweetDeck is wonderful, and I absolutely love the streaming version. I have a feeling that if I was following a lot more people it could get difficult for my eyes to keep up with how fast it would end up scrolling though.

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