So. Twitter. I posted a bit ago about how Tweetdeck had folded into a pile of uselessness.
Well, now I'm discovering the irritation of outbound tweets disappearing. I tweeted a physio about getting some treatment for my back and ankles. Both are down to my being overweight and trying to do something about it (don't look at me like that, you might not find gyms boring, I do, so shoot me). Not even a 'sorry, I don't do fat people' back.
Of course she probably never saw the tweet. But I don't know if she did or didn't and how awkward is it going to be for me to chase that up?
Then there are the people who've asked me to post info the Communities of Practice. I have done, solely at their request, tweeted them to tell them so, and.....silence. Imagine if I didn't know with almost 100% certainty that he can't have seen the tweet because it would be uncharacteristically rude for this person to ignore it. So I know there is something wrong. But what if I didn't? Would I chase it up or not? What is the etiquette here?
In the same way that I am wondering if I am simply not the desired customer for a particular kind of physio, I am now wondering if there are people out there who are sending me tweets and direct messages and receiving no reply, simply because I have never seen then. And those people will never know either.
Slowly, I am understanding Twitters need to take control of 3rd party applications. Because at the moment I have no idea where the fault lies - Twitter or Tweetdeck. I don't seem to have the same problems with any other app, to be honest, apart from Tweetdeck. But Twitter only bought Tweetdeck recently so why on earth are they turning their newly purchased product into a complete lame duck?
I am very confused. I am very frustrated. And I am giving up on Tweetdeck. In the meantime, if you get a tweet from me assuming you know something and you don't, or seemingly following up on something you've never seen, I assure you it is not me going mad.