TweetDeck is a social media dashboard application for management of Twitter and Facebook accounts. Like other Twitter applications it interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets and view profiles. It is the most popular Twitter application with a 23% market share as of June 2009, following only the official Twitter website with 45.7% share for posting new status updates. It is compatible with several operating systems including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Chrome OS, Linux, and FreeBSD. TweetDeck was originally developed by Iain Dodsworth, until May 25, 2011, when TweetDeck was acquired by Twitter with a rumored $40 – $50 million purchase price including both cash and Twitter stock. Twitter then released a new version of the application branded “TweetDeck by Twitter”
-My biggest complaint about Twitter from day one is the filtering of information is pretty much non existent. To me Tweetdeck, the Twitter client that’s more popular (and more useful) than the company’s own native desktop app, is getting a version upgrade that has everything to do with filters.
Available for Windows and Mac users now, the update lets social tweakers get specific as they sort through columns and search with new content and user filters. Keen to see a column filled with only RTs? You can do that now, as well as filter by using select terms, media, verified users and lists.
A minor visual refresh is also bundled in that gives users the option to expand column width and choose from more font sizes, alongside a couple of handy new shortcuts.If you’re running Tweetdeck now, it’s likely you’ll be prompted to update. Or you can head to the source below to get things started now.