Friday, January 15, 2010

Is There A Problem With TweetDeck?

For a few weeks now, I have personally experienced a decline in performance with TweetDeck. Common symptoms include failure to load or an excessive delay in showing columns.

A couple of days ago, I polled my followers on Twitter and Facebook asking if anyone else has experienced something similar. Reports indicate that I am not the only one.

In preparation for this article, I reviewed TweetDeck's blog and conducted a Google search and found no mention of a problem.

For those who do not know about TweetDeck, read a previous article I wrote entitled, "Switching from Yoono to TweetDeck."

I Have The Same Problem. Now What?
I have no idea how to fix the problem, but when the columns fail to load, I try logging out of TweetDeck and then restarting the application. If the columns do not load shortly after, I have no choice but to wait until the application gains enough steam to show my feeds.

If you find that waiting is not an option, you may try using another application like HootSuite or Seesmic.

Please note that once TweetDeck warms up, I do not have any other issues. Being a huge fan of TweetDeck, I hope this bug is identified and then corrected soon.

Are you having any failures with TweetDeck? If so, I would love to hear about them in the comment section below. What are you doing to remedy the problem? Do you have a favorite alternative? If so, do share.

Until next time...

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