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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I was listening to someone, somewhere, on something -- not really sure where, and it doesn't matter -- but someone said that they'd rather be alone than have friend...

July 25th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Twitter clients are like political candidates these days -- everyone's got one they like, and no one really wants to hear about the ones they don't. For me, TweetDeck is still my client of choice. Even though I've heard good things about TweetBot for Mac and a few other options out there, nothi...

October 15th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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With an opening ceremony celebrating social media and a guest appearance by the father of the world wide web, you would think the games are pretty Twitter-friendly. Well, not so much, as the hordes of London have been told to keep non-urgent texts and tweets to themselves to avoid disrupting TV co...

July 30th 2012 at 3:30am 0 Comments
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Version 1.5 of TweetDeck has arrived, with a heavy emphasis on ensuring you can navigate those columns easily. The update adds arrow buttons, a horizontal scroll bar and gesture support if your trackpad is similarly enabled. There's also a new action button appended to each tweet, which will give...

July 17th 2012 at 7:23pm 0 Comments
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Are you someone who has yet to jump on the Twitter bandwagon because it's just too darn complicated to use? Well, the time to spread your tweeting wings has come, because the service has just done a redesign of its web portal and mobile apps around four new tabs -- "Home", "Connect", "Discover" a...

December 8th 2011 at 1:21pm 0 Comments