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Last week, our reader poll asked about favourite Twitter clients What's Your Favourite Twitter Client? [MakeUseOf Poll] What's Your Favourite Twitter Client? [MakeUseOf Poll] Read More . It turns out Hootsuite is the MakeUseOf readership’s favourite Twitter client.

Out of 438 votes, Hootsuite topped the results with 39%. Tweetdeck came a close second with 28%, while the Twitter web interface scored 13% of votes. Seesmic gained 7% of the vote, Tweetie had 5%, Twitterfon/Echofon got 3% and Twitterific got 2% of the vote. All other services got less than 1% of the vote.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


Hootsuite and Tweetdeck clearly have MakeUseOf’s Twitter usage in hand.

This week’s poll question is: Do You Actually Like Facebook?

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We need to give thanks to a opinionated Australian MakeUseOf reader for this week’s poll idea. Worldwide, internet users have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. So, where do MakeUseOf readers stand?

Tell us both your horror stories and successes with Facebook in the comments!

  1. Hymantammy
    December 2, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    Yes I like Facebook. My husband is in the US Air Force and we are stationed away from our home & famy. Facebook allows me to see family events & feel like I'm a part of my families lives on a daily basis. We had twin niece & nephews born just a few days ago, I knew labor had started &OST important saw their pic that night. We have found so many friends that we have been stationed with over the years. So my vote is YES I like it

  2. LifeH2O
    December 1, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I wasted a lot of my time on it. Now, I damn hate it.

  3. ronniieeee
    November 30, 2010 at 3:17 am

    I hate Facebook. The only reason I maintain a Facebook is because:
    1. My school uses Facebook to give notices regarding a variety of events. Ironically, Facebook IS blocked at our school.
    2. All of my friends upload photos onto Facebook, and nowhere else. I'd rather know what's going up.
    And really, that's about it. Oh, and because they haven't heard about email.

    • Angela Alcorn
      November 30, 2010 at 5:00 am

      Hah. That's gold. Let's ban the form of communication we've decided is official.

  4. ronniieeee
    November 30, 2010 at 4:17 am

    I hate Facebook. The only reason I maintain a Facebook is because:
    1. My school uses Facebook to give notices regarding a variety of events. Ironically, Facebook IS blocked at our school.
    2. All of my friends upload photos onto Facebook, and nowhere else. I'd rather know what's going up.
    And really, that's about it. Oh, and because they haven't heard about email.

  5. laboratory
    November 29, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    From my experience people mostly use Facebook becouse they can... Why?

    1. What person has 500 or 700 friends??? It's just plain stupid.
    2. People mostly do not talk to other people - instead we press like button on things other present. Sometimes we comment.
    3. At least 70% of the information that is shared by my "friends" are quiz results, game stats and other "interesting" stuff.
    4. Friends that do not use facebook to play games, resolve quizes and waste time do not use it at all. Those accounts are like ghost;)

    The incredible thing is we still use it.

    The incredible thing is that many cool web applications try too use facebook for their own purposes. The results are incredible.

    Here are some examples:

    http://www.madametresesti.com/

    http://www.myspace.com/fanvide...

    Cheers.

  6. laboratory
    November 29, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    From my experience people mostly use Facebook becouse they can... Why?1. What person has 500 or 700 friends??? It's just plain stupid.2. People mostly do not talk to other people - instead we press like button on things other present. Sometimes we comment.3. At least 70% of the information that is shared by my "friends" are quiz results, game stats and other "interesting" stuff.4. Friends that do not use facebook to play games, resolve quizes and waste time do not use it at all. Those accounts are like ghost;)The incredible thing is we still use it.The incredible thing is that many cool web applications try too use facebook for their own purposes. The results are incredible.

    • Angela Alcorn
      November 30, 2010 at 5:02 am

      There is rather a lot of non-conversation on Facebook, true. It's easy to hide all those updates though - it makes Facebook a little more sociable when you can't see the quizzes and useless stuff.

  7. TheRECoach
    November 29, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Facebook, though extremely dangerous because of it's so called "Open Source" design, is an Amazing tool. If you educate yourself on it's built security features, and use them correctly, you will be in a better position to benefit from Facebook's amazing reach. As a tool, there is no arguing the power of Facebook. It is the chosen communication tool of the Millennial Generation, and certainly reaches into all Generations. Over 500 million (Probably more like 250 Million, still a significant number) have tasted "The Forbidden Fruit" and are completely in its grasp, thereby making it a "Force to be Reckoned with" and understood by all. If Facebook succeeds in becoming an Email client & a Browser as well as a Social Communication platform, there will be no stopping it. Only a select few individuals on earth, most living in remote locations far from the Technologies of our time IE: Mountain regions of Montana, South Dakota, and maybe Bakersfield to name a few, will escape it's grasp and be able to live their lives without being "Human Guinea Pigs" in the largest Petri Dish ever brought forth in history.

    My suggestion to anyone using, or considering using Facebook, is quite simple..."Proceed with Caution". Do not just jump into this very dangerous, but arguably transforming tool without knowing what it is, or does...It is - The largest Information Farm ever presented. Gathering personal, habitual, and psychological information at an astonishing rate. Information that will be used to develop the Semantic Web, as well as design the Advertising & Marketing strategies of the next 100 years. It is - An amazing communication tool. It Does - allow us to come together as friends, family, and a community like no tool ever has. and..., and this is the part that scares even me...

    It is - the most powerful tool on Earth, and it is being run by a bunch of kids, who don't understand that the world has "Evil" people in it. People who may one day get a hold of this "Toy" they are playing with and use it in ways it was never intended to be used. Ways that we will be effected by beyond our ability to rationalize.

    I suggest everyone reading this look up a man named Kevin Kelley (Founder of Wired Magazine) and listen to ALL his thoughts on The Internet, The Semantic Web, Technology's future...Brilliant, and in so many ways...Spot on! Don't be scared...be informed!

    @TheRECoach

    • Angela Alcorn
      November 30, 2010 at 4:58 am

      Fantastic spiel on Facebook there. Thanks for sharing!

  8. TheRECoach
    November 29, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Facebook, though extremely dangerous because of it's so called "Open Source" design, is an Amazing tool. If you educate yourself on it's built security features, and use them correctly, you will be in a better position to benefit from Facebook's amazing reach. As a tool, there is no arguing the power of Facebook. It is the chosen communication tool of the Millennial Generation, and certainly reaches into all Generations. Over 500 million (Probably more like 250 Million, still a significant number) have tasted "The Forbidden Fruit" and are completely in its grasp, thereby making it a "Force to be Reckoned with" and understood by all. If Facebook succeeds in becoming an Email client & a Browser as well as a Social Communication platform, there will be no stopping it. Only a select few individuals on earth, most living in remote locations far from the Technologies of our time IE: Mountain regions of Montana, South Dakota, and maybe Bakersfield to name a few, will escape it's grasp and be able to live their lives without being "Human Guinea Pigs" in the largest Petri Dish ever brought forth in history.

    My suggestion to anyone using, or considering using Facebook, is quite simple..."Proceed with Caution". Do not just jump into this very dangerous, but arguably transforming tool without knowing what it is, or does...It is - The largest Information Farm ever presented. Gathering personal, habitual, and psychological information at an astonishing rate. Information that will be used to develop the Semantic Web, as well as design the Advertising & Marketing strategies of the next 100 years. It is - An amazing communication tool. It Does - allow us to come together as friends, family, and a community like no tool ever has. and..., and this is the part that scares even me...

    It is - the most powerful tool on Earth, and it is being run by a bunch of kids, who don't understand that the world has "Evil" people in it. People who may one day get a hold of this "Toy" they are playing with and use it in ways it was never intended to be used. Ways that we will be effected by beyond our ability to rationalize.

    I suggest everyone reading this look up a man named Kevin Kelley (Founder of Wired Magazine) and listen to ALL his thoughts on The Internet, The Semantic Web, Technology's future...Brilliant, and in so many ways...Spot on! Don't be scared...be informed!

    @TheRECoach

  9. Dan
    November 29, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I don't Facebook. I neither hate it nor like it, I just don't like social networks in general (except perhaps blogs).

  10. Jack Cola
    November 29, 2010 at 9:03 am

    I totally agree with you there - but when will that happen? The closest to that will be Diaspora https://joindiaspora.com/ (which Facebook has partly funded anyway).

    But I have a feeling that won't be as nearly as good as Facebook. How long did it take MySpace users to migrate over to Facebook?

  11. Jack Cola
    November 29, 2010 at 5:46 am

    I agree that Facebook is amazing piece of technology. Catching up with long lost friends is one of the major benefits. It is a great tool to find people.

    Facebook was really good until they changed their beliefs to say all your information is made public. If everything was still private, it would be much better. I think a lot of people lost faith in Facebook then, but are still addicted with it because the advantages.

    The only thing keeping Facebook going is its user base.

    • Angela Alcorn
      November 29, 2010 at 7:54 am

      I honestly believe that if a similar user base were to be quickly built via a more secure and privacy-protecting website, then many users would leave Facebook in droves.

      • Jack Cola
        November 29, 2010 at 8:03 am

        I totally agree with you there - but when will that happen? The closest to that will be Diaspora https://joindiaspora.com/ (which Facebook has partly funded anyway).

        But I have a feeling that won't be as nearly as good as Facebook. How long did it take MySpace users to migrate over to Facebook?

  12. Jack Cola
    November 29, 2010 at 6:46 am

    I agree that Facebook is amazing piece of technology. Catching up with long lost friends is one of the major benefits. It is a great tool to find people.

    Facebook was really good until they changed their beliefs to say all your information is made public. If everything was still private, it would be much better. I think a lot of people lost faith in Facebook then, but are still addicted with it because the advantages.

    The only thing keeping Facebook going is its user base.

  13. Jeff Smith
    November 29, 2010 at 1:41 am

    "I suffer Facebook's evil because I enjoy its benefits." Couldn't have said it better myself.

    • Angela Alcorn
      November 29, 2010 at 2:34 am

      Heh, thanks. :)

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