Being a news junkie from Entertainment News to Local Happenings we have been using RSS feeds to keep on top of all that news and information. RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication which is a standard web format to publish frequently updated information from blog entries, news headlines, audio and video websites, basically anything on the internet.
Many users of RSS from around the World, including ourselves, used Google Reader to sync feeds to their mobile devices and web browsers. On July 1 2013 Google shutdown Google Reader sending hundreds of thousands of users in search of a replacement. We bounced around from different companies and services that tried to fill the void after Google but after trying many alternatives we never found an adequate service.
One day while reading a MacWorld article about how their editors used the internet, one of them mentioned switching from Google Reader to Twitter. That simple article opened our eyes to how we could marry our RSS feeds with our Twitter timeline. Twitter is an online social networking/microblogging service, where users send short 140-character text messages, called “tweets”. After reading many reviews on different third-party Twitter application we decided on the flexible and wonderful— Tweetbot
Tweetbot is available in three versions, one optimized for iPhone and iPod Touch, one for the Mac, and a version iPad. Tweetbot has many great features that made the choice easy:
- Background Content Fetch Tweetbot fetches tweets for you in the background so you can do more reading and less waiting when you launch the app.
- Media Timeline They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Say goodbye to the world of just 140 characters and browse pictures in your timeline and lists.
- iCloud Sync Use iCloud to sync your timeline location and direct message read status across all versions of Tweetbot, or across other Twitter clients.
- Wi-Fi Timeline Streaming When on a Wi-Fi network, forget fetching new data manually and let the tweets come to you streaming live as they are published.
- Push Notifications Never miss a mention, direct message, or more. Tweetbot supports system push notifications and beautiful inline notifications while you are in the app.
- Custom Lists Lists are a great way to categorize twitter users. Create a list for news, or around your favorite hobby. Tweetbot lets you create, edit, and read lists with ease.
- Muting Tired of seeing a specific hashtag? Or maybe that someone is tweeting too much and you’d just like a temporary break. Use Tweetbot’s power muting system to hide tweets based on various conditions.