I hate Twitter. Seriously. If ever there was a time wasting social network that does as little as possible to advance humanity, it’s Twitter. If you don’t believe them, then you’re a Twitter contributor with tens of thousands of followers. Everyone else will understand.
It’s Raining Tweets
Twitter is a flowing stream of mini-phrases published by a multitude of people you select to follow, whether they be friend or foe, celebrity or politician, co-worker or an interesting but unknown person.
Twitter apps for Mac, iPhone, iPad or whatever device you use to view the continually flowing stream on nonsense vary greatly. Some simple and elegant, others convoluted and contrived.
All of them but TweetRain are somewhat user friendly in that you go to the Twitter app to view the tweets from whomever. TweetRain thinks different. It rains tweets across your Mac’s screen. No seriously. And it’s not the sort of spring drizzle that’s good to bring a little green to the earth.
TweetRain rains tweets horizontally, across the Mac’s screen from right to left. All. The. Time. In real time. The way it flows tweets across your screen is almost an affront to humanity.
Raining tweets, indeed.
Fortunately for those addicted to Twitter, TweetRain comes with a few useful options which include one that puts the tweet flow on the Mac’s Desktop instead of on top of all the app windows.
You can also customize the color and style of the tweeting flow (what’s the color of nausea?). Of course, in true Twitter fashion you may reply to or retweet any of the tweets that flow across the Mac’s screen.
Personally, I’d like to see an option to change the raining direction from horizontal to vertical, from top to bottom. And, it’d be cool to have an option to speak the tweets as they flow by using the Mac’s built-in speech technology.