A couple of suggestions for improving Seesmic
First off, congratulations on seesmic's popularity. It's certainly attracting a lot of attention and a lot of users, myself included.
But as a developer and former CTO myself, I think seesmic could become even more successful if its implementation was simplified and its basic utility filled out a little better. Here are two suggestions I think might make a big difference.
Ditch all the Flash except for video renderingYeah, the rotating lists and animation are fancy, but all that "flashturbation" devours processor cycles and memory. While on seesmic, my browser will frequently pin the processor at 100% for minutes at a time, and gobble up nearly 120 megabytes of page-file usage.
Include some way to find users so I can follow themIt's nearly impossible to locate a user's account page unless you can find a post they've made in the public timeline.
Finding a user could be done several ways. Here are two:
- A search window.
- Something like Twitter's convention of recognizing a simple URL that contains the users handle. (i.e., http://twitter.com/joec0914).
Thanks for listening!