I love Twitter (not Tweeter). It’s simple, easy-to-use and you get to read other people’s views on various issues. You also get tips and resources on most anything under the sun.
The only problem is I can’t stay the whole day in the Twitter site. So I use a couple of apps to keep me abreast.
One is TweetDeck. It’s a desktop app that monitors your Twitter account. They have downloads for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. I use Linux (Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex). TweetDeck gives a little bird sound whenever someone updates.
The other app is TweetLater. This is a web-based app that automates Twitter activities. For example, before using this app, I used to manually write thank you notes to those who follow me. TweetLater now does that for me. The app also automatically follows those who follow me and then "unfollows" those who "unfollow" me.
TweetLater also can schedule my Twitter updates, although I still have to find a reason why I should do this.
So, if you’re into Twitter, get these apps. To say that they’re cool is an understatement.