Twitter apps to avoid (2009)
Dear Gods – anyone that follows – submits – to Tweetfind obviously hasn’t read the agreement. Is this even legal!?
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The following I found too frustrating to use / their website annoyingly slow and / or unsuitable for other reasons:
Twitter Traffic Machine because. I am sick of death of no-life affiliate spammers linking and DM’ing these clowns. Enough already. I automatically remove anyone promoting these. Plus, of course, I reckon it’s an overpriced scam!
Looked at mytweetfollowers .com, but it seems complete BS to me. Fake claims and riddled with typo’s. Very amateurish. Don’t waste your time!
(Few days later – Really getting sick of people spamming that link now. Like the one above, I remove anyone linking to this pathetic pyramid scheme.)
Geofollow .com Seemed flaky to me, but looks popular with others.
Justtweetit .com was just too slow
Tweetfeed .com Really not impressed. To slow, crashed, nothing interesting either.
Twittblasterpro is one to miss for sure because:
@Twittblasterpro laughingly claims is the “# 1 twitter friend adder marketing software tool.” and yet only has 1,849 followers itself.” purveyors of other similar software have over 60,000 followers and don’t make such daft claims. Also the button link on twitter.pro site claims “free download” – but sends you to a page asking for $39.95 or more via Paypal. Amateurs!
Also, I’ve decided, tweetlater .com because:
Well, on the face of it, the tick list of very tempting, BUT… always a but, eh…
Clearly popular according to their website claims “We are the trusted and preferred productivity solution for more than 77,520 Twitter accounts“.
Also going to pass on:
Hootsuite – because they are asking for Paypal donates to develop the app. – while, from the terms, planning to start charging for it’s use and possibly also for bandwidth. No thanks! From the Terms:
Payment, Refunds, Upgrading and Terms
A valid credit card is required for paying accounts.
If you initially sign up for an account, and you don’t cancel that account within 30 days, you will be billed monthly starting on the 30th day after your account was initially created. If you cancel prior to the processing of your first invoice on the 30th day, you will not be charged.
The Service is billed in advance on a monthly basis and is non-refundable. There will be no refunds or credits for partial months of service, upgrade/downgrade refunds, or refunds for months unused with an open account. In order to treat everyone equally, no exceptions will be made.
Also, as a point for consideration, I find the Hootsuite bar intrusive and will unfollow most if not all people who use it!
Easytweets – because no way would I pay $24 to $99 a MONTH for a front end to Twitter.
However, as I am clearly biased and more that a little paranoid, I will offer this Mashable link for a more informed and objective view on : managing multiple Twitter accounts