Can Twitter Survive the British Privacy Onslaught?

A string of libel lawsuits in the U.K. have put Twitter’s approach to user privacy on the stand — the company is getting a bashing for its treatment of “Mr Monkey.” But should it be applauded for its approach to privacy, rather than pilloried by the media?

What the Web Is Saying: Twitter Buys TweetDeck

Twitter officially confirmed its long-rumored acquisition of TweetDeck on Wednesday morning. Twitter/TweetDeck rumors have been flying around for weeks now, so lots of folks have had time to form opinions about the tie-up. Here are some of the more interesting takes on the situation.

New Twitter for Mac: A Step Back to Move Forward (Review)

Twitter for Mac got an update Thursday morning that brings some significant changes to the official client. Many of the changes actually represent changes back to an earlier time early on in the life of the official Twitter app, when it was known as Tweetie.

Why Twitter Shouldn’t Pull the Plug on TweetDeck

Twitter is rumored to be acquiring TweetDeck, and one of the big questions is whether it will keep the app alive or not. But if it does decide to kill it, the company could do further damage to the already tense relationship it has with developers.

New TweetDeck for iPhone Warrants a Look From Twitter Power-Users

TweetDeck Tuesday introduced a brand new, completely redesigned iPhone app that sports a completely new interface and additional features. The changes are good reason for Twitter power-users, who may have given the app a pass previously, to take a second look.

Why Twitter Would Be Smart to Buy Tweetdeck

According to a news report, Twitter is in talks to acquire the U.K.-based developer of Tweetdeck for as much as $50 million. Although the deal could obviously still go off the rails, buying Tweetdeck would be a smart move for Twitter on a number of levels.

Is Your Twitter App Shaping Your Social Media Presence?

Recently, I’ve been trying different Twitter clients. Obviously different applications have different features and capabilities, but I was surprised by the difference in focus between these tools; I began to wonder if the tools we use shape our expectations of how we can use the service.