TweetDeck Harnesses MySpace, Goes TweetPhoto

    September 9, 2009
    Chris Crum

TweetDeck, the popular Twitter and more application, has expanded upon its Facebook-related features, and added MySpace into the mix. Users now have more control over the sorting of Facebook friends, and can update their MySpace status/mood from TweetDeck, just as they have been able to do with Facebook and Twitter.

"It’s great to be able to see what your friends are up to with your own eyes, whether you’re around the corner or across the ocean," says TweetDeck. "The new fully powered Facebook stream lets you bring your friends closer by viewing photos, videos, links, wall posts, comments and more in TweetDeck. You can even preview entire albums of Facebook photos and see who’s tagged, without leaving TweetDeck."

MySpace on TweetDeck

Also starting today, TweetPhoto will be the default photo-sharing service provider in TweetDeck’s desktop and iPhone applications.

TweetPhoto offers developers over 35 APIs related to photo sharing. These include things like being able to favorite, vote, and comment on photos as well as geo-tags, photo streams, etc.

“We made a strategic decision when we started the company that we wanted to build a robust photo sharing platform; not just a website. By making a photo sharing platform available to developers we are allowing them the freedom to creatively tie our functionality into their applications. We have seen everything from Adobe Air applications, to mobile integrations to iPhone apps being built off of our Photo sharing API,” said TweetPhoto co-founder Rodney Rumford.

TweetDeck has also made some other adjustments. Users can click the Twitter button in the top left and add new columns or find their synced search and groups columns. They’ve also simplified the update window so users can paste or drag and drop links into the main space, where it will automatically be shortened and added to a tweet. Buttons are now above the tweet box instead of under it, and they’ve added the following features:

– Minimize to tray.

– Post photos to Twitter via TweetPhoto.

– Ability to add a account.

– Quick Profile – Simply enter a Twitter name to view profiles in TweetDeck.

– Better follower management.

The new version of TweetDeck can be found here.