The One Feature Twitter is Missing

I pondered this feature yesterday and Benjamin Golub, creator of RSSmeme, twittered it this afternoon. I’ll just retweet his tweet:

Twitter needs a "wall-to-wall" view like Facebook has to better visualize a conversation between 2 people

I was thinking about it because I’m sick of going through my old tweets on Twitter to see what someone might be referring to when replying to me and it doesn’t correspond with any of my most recent tweets. A wall-to-wall feature such as the one in Facebook would be awesomesauce! Plus, it’s a great way to recall and ask for updates on previous situations. Or maybe you forgot who told you what about a new web service that caught your eye; it beats going through all your tweets to find out who it was, especially if you’re following over 50 people that tweet pretty often (I know I do)!

Among other features that Twitter is missing, I think this may well be the easiest to implement and one of the coolest (though I am by no means a developer). With that being said, I humbly request the developers of Twitter to add this feature….ASAP! If you agree, please promote the revolution for a Twitter wall! =P

What other features for Twitter do you wish would be implemented right now?

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Google2GO is No Yahoo! Go

I may have unintentionally mislead my viewers yesterday with the "Google2Go for Windows Mobile Smartphones" post. After playing with the Google2Go application on my Motorola Q9m for a while, I came to the conclusion that it’s no Yahoo! Go.

Google2Go

Google2Go is a dead simple application: a menu over Pocket Internet Explorer (PIE) sporting bookmarks to most,if not all, of Google’s mobile services. That’s it! It’s very clean and moreover very Google-ish to me. I could actually see something like it coming out of Google’s labs, though maybe with more features. Nevertheless, very different from Yahoo! Go.

 

Yahoo! Go

Yahoo! Go is an actual software application. As a matter of fact, it’s a suite of applications. It has it’s own interface, which is gorgeous as hell, and doesn’t rely solely on PIE to give you the information you want.

In essence, Yahoo! Go is still in a league of it’s own. Personally, Google2Go is an application. Yahoo! Go is software. Google2Go just doesn’t compete, though I still recommend it if you’re have all your mobile Google sites bookmarked; it might save you a little bit of time ;) .

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The Reality Desktop

Ever imagined what a “desktop” would be like if the computer hadn’t been invented? Here’s a video featuring a fantastic take on that question! This has to be one of the coolest and most original videos to date and notice that it’s not on Youtube =P . Thanks to the lovely Lulu of Mobigasmic for sharing the link on Twitter.

 


Reality Desktop – MetaCafe
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Google2Go for Windows Mobile Smartphones

Google2Go is the latest Windows Mobile application to hit the web. Though not affiliated with Google, Bryan Burkholder, developer of the Google2Go mobile application is making headlines, which are bound to grow with the Smartphone release of his previously touchscreen only application.

Features Include:

  • Google Web/Image Search
  • Google Local Search
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Reader
  • Google Docs
  • Picasa
  • Google News
  • Google Notes

Other supported sites and services include Weather.com, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, and Dictionary.com. Sounds like a college student’s dream application right on her/his mobile phone!

Requirements:

  • Windows Mobile (Professional OR Standard) 5/6
  • Windows Mobile .Net framework 2.0 or greater
  • Data/Wifi connection
  • Screen Resolution of 320×240 or 240×240 (required)

Though Google’s services are already mobilized, you have to admit that Google2Go may be a good alternative to Google’s mobile services, but it has a long way to go to compete with Yahoo! Go with the interface it’s sporting (ugh!).

The application is still in beta so you are advised to use it at your own risk and with the latest version for the smartphone some services may not work! I’ll be sure to keep you posted on development updates.

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