binoculars looking through blindsTweetdeck released some new features today and there’s one item that is particularly interesting. If you’re hearing spy music play in your mind, then the image accompanying this post has done its job.

Here’s a summary of what you’ll see in today’s release:

  • You can now create lists directly in TweetDeck instead of logging on to Twitter to create lists. And you can also add folks to the lists via a drop-down menu or edit lists as needed.
  • There’s a new column called “Interactions” available. It alerts you to mentions and new followers and lets you know when tweets that are favorited or retweeted.
  • Media will show as thumbnails in your stream if you like – or not, if you turn that option off. And when you click on it, a large media gallery view will appear.
  • Retweets have changed too. Now you can edit and retweet (thank goodness) replacing old “quote” tweets that tortured users’ souls.

The most interesting item though is the “Activity” column. Similar to the Interactions column, but more externally focused, the Activity column would make a good spy tool if you’re interested in that sort of stuff. How? It’s focused on all of the people that you follow. Did your friend just start following someone else? You’ll see that in the Activity column. Did your friend just favorite a tweet? Yes, you’ll see that in the Activity column too. Did your friend just send a direct message about you to another friend? Well, you’re out of luck on that one – DM’s are still private. Check out the video to see the changes in action:


Do you use TweetDeck? If so, what do you think of these changes – and what else do they still need to change?

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