It used to be Yahoo, MSN or AOL chat. Then Skype took over – it is my default IM system now, despite it’s obvious flaws. But nowadays the fastest way to reach most of my contacts is DM on Twitter. That is if I can remember their Twitter account names. While @firstnamelastname has become a quasi standard, quite a few users have more cryptic names.
@bhc3, @treerao, @scottfarkas, @tardate, @ricmacnz, @nielr1, @philfree, @tardate, @sfishy – how am I supposed to remember all that?
Other communication systems have a “contacts” directory with customizable nicknames – perhaps it’s time Twitter Clients look at this feature…
(Cross-posted @ CloudAve )