If you use TweetDeck’s web interface, you undoubtedly noticed that Twitter has completely overhauled the social monitoring tool.
The biggest change is one that you probably won’t notice- they dumped Adobe’s Air environment for HTML5. The adoption of HTML5 by Twitter is fodder for a whole series of posts in the future, but for now, let’s just say that TweetDeck has been completely rebuilt behind the scenes.
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The desktop version has not updated yet, but if you go to TweetDeck.com and download the app, you will get the new version.
Mashable has a solid rundown of the aesthetic and functional tweaks. What they fail to mention in the article is that LinkedIn, foursquare and MySpace profile linking has disappeared. You can still link your Facebook account and monitor your feed, but one must wonder how long it will be until Twitter kills that and makes TweetDeck a Twitter-only client.
Back in May, I wondered how long it would be before Twitter axed the other social profiles. Then, Twitter wasn’t detailing much of TweetDeck’s future. All they said was that they would “continue to invest in the TweetDeck that users know and love.”
So much for holding out hope that Google+ would be coming to TweetDeck…