I am so happy so far with the iPhone 3.0 update and this because of only one MAJOR feature… SMS Texting update.
I use twitter a lot and unlike the early days, I finally have a lot of my actual friends (people I know) on twitter. At the moment I am following 325 people on twitter. There is no way I would follow all of them through text messages, so I have always had people I don’t want to miss like my friends and then some people who I really love their twitters and wouldn’t want to miss them. The problem with this (UNTIL NOW) has been that if I have a busy day or two and don’t read those messages then I have to go through and read them all in one setting because if I stop reading them I had to go through hundreds of messages just to find where I was.
Enter the new iPhone 3.0 update. Now, if I miss a couple of days I can start anywhere I want on the list and delete each message as I go. On top of that, if there is something I want to check out later like a book recommendation, website to check out, or video to see, I can just click that message forward it to twitter as a direct message to my Evernote account by adding “D myen” to the beginning of the message. Then later when I have time I can go to Evernote and check out the link/video/book/etc.
Since I no longer have a job where I sit at my computer all day or at least part of the day, it has been hard to stay updated on twitter. With this new iPhone 3.0 Update I am probably going to turn on some more direct notifications going to my cell phone.
For a list of what has been updated in iPhone 3.0 check this link that came from AVCLUB’s Twitter.
As a side note out there for Tweetie, Twitterific, Tweetdeck, and any other twitter app designers – It would be so awesome to have a feature that has twitters come in like an email that you can save, delete, mark as read and that comes in and keeps them even if I don’t check it for 5 days or more.
I’ve toyed with the idea of subscribing to an rss feed of my followers and have them come to a different email address that I could check. Maybe Google wave will assist in that?