|Snitter (top) and Spaz (bottom): Two AIR-based apps for using Twitter that I’m trying out.
While I was “Twittercasting” (part of my ever-expanding online media vocabulary) the Total Community Coverage in Cyberspace seminar in Los Angeles a few days ago, I found myself repeatedly tripped up and annoyed by the Twitter.com posting interface.
As I mentioned earlier, I set up a second Twitter account (amyliveblogging) to use for live event coverage via Twitter — so as not to overwhelm my regular Twitter followers at agahran.
I learned during my most recent Twittercasting foray that when you have two Twitter accounts, the regular Twitter.com interface tends to log you out of one account and into another at random times. I’d be Twittering away on amyliveblogging, and then all of the sudden my Tweets would be posting to agahran. So I’d have to log out of Twitter and then log back in again under the correct account. Meanwhile, people following my main (agahran) account were probably puzzled by seminar-related tweets.
So this morning I finally installed Adobe AIR, a cool platform for web-enabled applications (kind of like Mac desktop widgets, but more powerful.) Then I installed two popular AIR apps for posting to Twitter: Snitter (which I’m using to post to my agahran account) and Spaz (which I’ll use for posting to amyliveblogging). I’ll post more about how I like/dislike these apps as time goes on.
However, what I’d really like would be a single application (AIR-based or otherwise) that would allow me to manage posting to multiple Twitter accounts without getting randomly logged out.
Have you seen something like that? Please comment below.