I don’t know about you but I am addicted to Twitter. Everywhere I go, I am constantly reading what others are contributing to the community and try to get involved myself. When I got my Kindle, I didn’t expect to use it for tweeting, but now I can see why folks would badly want to “tweendle.” So I decided to do a little experiment on my Kindle to see whether tweendling full-time is possible or not.
Here are my results:
- Crashes: the system crashed on me 6 out of 10 times. For some reason Kindle browser failed to communicate with Twitter 60% of the time. Not too promising but still better than nothing.
- Typing pain: call me spoiled but typing on Kindle is just a pain. And I managed to click the wrong button a bunch of times. The buttons are so small (and my fingers are too big) that I always end up pushing multiple buttons at the same time.
- Short Sentences: Tweendling is possible if you avoid using all 140 characters that are available to you on Twitter. Short tweets work just fine from Kindle. Long tweets didn’t work out too well.
- Mobile Web: Kindle registers as Mobile Web on Twitter. I guess that’s what Kindle browser is. It still has ways to go to become a real browser.
Verdict: Tweendling is very much possible. If you are addicted to Twitter, you can access your Twitter account all the time from your Kindle. Here is hoping that Amazon will provide better support for Twitter and other similar services with Kindle 2.0 and beyond.
How’s been your tweendling experience?