When I first joined Twitter there seemed to be a lot of excitement around it and I remember that 'join the conversation' was often quoted as a way of encouraging users to interact with each other. But I have to say that four years and four thousand odd tweets later I'm finding it harder and harder to maintain my enthusiasm.
I ended up being involved in a conversation which started after the remark of a top Twitter manager when he described Twitter as an Information Network. Many folk seemed to be disagreeing with that view and were keen to call it a social network, and expressed concerns that Twitter management don't 'get it'.
Back here I wrote about my search for my 'perfect' Twitter client. Since then I've tried Seesmic and now MetroTwit which is my current favourite. Having not gotten on very well with Adobe AIR based clients (probably due to my own expectations rather than there being anything 'bad' about them as such), I've tended to look for clients written in the technologies that I like working with, WPF or Silverlight. Both Seesmic Desktop and MetroTwit tick those boxes.