The Tweekdeck Company Description and Overview states TweetDeck aims to help users organize their Twitter feeds in an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. Tweetdeck allows users to group people together and search across Twitter. Columns automatically update with the goal of providing the user with a dashboard of real-time information.
That site states TweetDeck is your personal browser for staying in touch with what’s happening now, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and more.
On reading today’s report by the Wall Street Journal that Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck, I believe the only reason it is doing so is to protect its turf. — Five Reasons Why Twitter Will Kill TweetDeck
TweetDeck competes directly with Twitter’s Web and mobile clients and the executives at UberMedia, who have been planning to acquire TweetDeck themselves must have been surprised to hear that Twitter may buy Tweetdeck out from under them. Many think Twitter’s motive for buying TweetDeck is a purely defensive move.
Ben Parr of Mashable notes that TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth, will hasn’t confirmed or denied any rumors regarding the sale so keep tuned for an update.
I’m wondering how many of my readers use TweetDeck and what they think of it and the impending sale.