Twitter Alternative: CitySpeek, better than Twitter?

CitySpeek is a new micro-blogging or micro-messaging service and GirlInYourShirt gave me the impression that CitySpeek is a better alternative to Twitter.

Twitter Alternative: CitySpeek, better than Twitter?

Twitter Alternative: CitySpeek, better than Twitter

I gave CitySpeek a quick test drive and here’s what I have found. Micro-messages are known as Tweets on Twitter but on CitySpeek they are known as Speeks (I’m guessing here). Just like Twitter, CitySpeek also has that 140 characters limit and CitySpeek users can also invite their friends to join CitySpeek via emails.

Now, this is where it gets really interesting for CitySpeek:
  • CitySpeek users can post and receive messages from the following IM services; MSN, Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, Jabber, ICQ and AOL Instant Messenger.
  • CitySpeek users can add, send pictures (if you are using Flickr, CitySpeek will upload pictures that you have added to your Speek straight to your Flickr account) and/or videos straight from their dashboards unlike Twitterers who have to rely upon some other 3rd-party Twitter apps to let them do that.
  • CitySpeek also has 10 predetermined Speek categories to help users categorize their individual Speeks with the right category. This would help others find messages that really matter to them. Nice feature!

Here comes the big bomb. CitySpeek users can create groups! That is glaringly missing on Twitter!

Yes, it does look as if CitySpeek is a better alternative to Twitter and I think I’m beginning to like it. :)
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jeff said...

Thanks for the kind words, we appreciate your support!

We wanted to let Homebiss readers know about our latest feature, rolled out yesterday: CitySpeek translate. We have used the Google Translate API to allow speeks to be translated into one of over 30 languages, based on user settings.

Have a look and let us know what you think. Thanks again for your support!

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