Tweetdeck’s for longer Twitter messages

Posted By on February 9, 2011

Deck.lyThe latest install of the Tweetdeck (v0.37.2) Twitter client added a new feature, a shortcut link called, that allows for longer messages. Although the feature enables significantly more text to be included in a tweet, it does take away from the simplicity of Twitter … and the necessity to be concise. Personally I doubt that there will be many embracing and “following” those who regularly send long messages, but we’ll see.

Since the feature works seamlessly for those using Tweetdeck (v0.37.2), messages show up in the Twitter client. For those using other clients or web-based tools, the shortcut link appears enabling readers to click on and view the entire text as with the screenshot below. twitter version

Here’s the video explanation:


  • Plume has been doing similar using the Twit Longer service. And when a Twitter user uses Twit Longer, Plume automatically fetches the full tweet. It’s a bit unusual when you’re scrolling through the list o’ tweets and suddenly see something a paragraph long.

    • I think leaving the long stuff to FB is best … although third parties can do what they want. My hope is that the Twitter folks keep Twitter lean and small.

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.