Ken Camp has sworn off Twitter for a week. Too slow, too buggy. But he's not too enamoured of the alternatives he's selected, either. Facebook and Jaiku have issues as well.
Facebook mobile sucks, he writes. Yup. m.facebook.com is such a small subset that it's barely useful, and it makes you jump through extreme hoops to get the utility. Surprisingly, though, the SMS interface provides a lot of value. For me, a handful of people can send their updates to SMS, and I get all wall postings and emails the same way. That's enough.
And the apps, yeah… most don't work that well yet. I put it down to people rushing to get them out. Some, like iLike, are pretty good. Most aren't.
Unlike Ken, I gave up on Jaiku as well. Lots of potential, not enough users.
It's going to be interesting to hear what Ken has to say in seven days time.