The Sunday Post 61

How can I already have 61 of these done, but the post count only reads 58? Interesting, but not the topic of today’s post.

What’s wrong with Twitter?

Ever since Pownce shut down I’ve been noticing more and more sites that are trying to bring the functionality that was included in Pownce to Twitter like groups, images, embeds and the like. Why?

Now there is something out there called Twitblogs (via).

>What you’ll notice about Twitblogs versus other simple blog platforms like Tumblr and Posterous: it looks exactly like Twitter, simply without the 140 character limitation. There’s also support for image tags, embed tags (for videos) and the option to simply enter the URL of an image or audio file from anywhere on the web and have that included in your post. Obviously your headlines are syndicated to your Twitter feed, and you can Tweet from a tab on the posting screen, too.

Now maybe it’s just me, and going back to having the right tool for the job, why not just get a blog?

Twitter was setup to do one thing and one thing only, 140 characters at a time. No images, no videos, no longer. And, not counting the up time issues earlier this year, it does a pretty good job at it.

I understand that people want more functionality, but I don’t. I also don’t want to have to wade through a bunch of crap that people may or may not post. Just give me your 140 characters and be done with it. If you need to do more, get a blog.

For those of you that think groups, longer messages or having the ability to attach things to your messages are cool, you should have tried Pownce. It was pretty awesome like that. Now it’s gone and you want those features in Twitter to which I would have to say no.

Want to be able to do longer-than-Twitter posts? Or quickly share an image or a video? Check out Tumblr. Want more, WordPress.com and Blogger can hook you up for free. Want even more? Click the contact link above and I’ll give you some more ideas.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

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