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Posts Tagged ‘Dabr’

HOWTO: Harpoon The Fail Whale

Twitter’s fail whale has been making quite a few appearances of late and the Twitter stream has been making its feelings on this quite clear: people hate it. For the majority, an appearance by the fail whale feels like a real slap in the face.

The Fail Whale. Always welcome in my house.

Illustration originally by @yiyinglu

To be fair, Twitter is doing a lot of maintenance and upgrades of late and with news that membership in the USA alone has now reached 14 million users, this is increasingly essential.

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Sorry, I'm Taken: Why Dabr And I Are Now (Almost) Exclusive

I’ve written before about Dabr, an alternative way to view Twitter on your mobile handset’s web browser. Dabr has significantly more functionality than Twitter mobile and while there are various downloadable Twitter clients available on most handsets (notably the iPhone and Blackberry) I’d like to discuss why I’ve now switched almost completely to Dabr for my mobile Twitter access.


I have a Blackberry Bold. I’ve been using Dabr for about a week now. Prior to this all of my mobile Twittering was done via a combination of Twitter mobile and an application called TinyTwitter.

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Twitter Mobile vs Dabr: Which Web Client Should You Be Using?

One of Twitter’s best features is its portability, and if you have access to a mobile phone you can visit the website directly (via your handset’s web browser) or download one of the many external applications that will replicate this feature. Certainly if you’re an iPhone user you’re particularly well-served in this department.

For many users, however, it is often easier and more convenient to link directly to a mobile version of Twitter using the browser built-into their phone handset. In this article, I’ll be comparing Twitter’s mobile client, and a rival service called Dabr, looking at the pros and cons of each.

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