In line with all the reviews of some Twitter based web applications, I decided to try out some different flavored Twitter application, and I stumbled upon MyTweetSpace.
As the name implies, MyTweetSpace is inspired from MySpace, and lets you do redesign of your entire profile page on Twitter. They claim to be the only service that let you do that, and that fact is pretty much accurate. But how effectively do they do it, is a whole another story.Your first impression about MyTweetSpace is enough to give you an idea of how they work. The main application is designed in flash so it actually loads well after all the advertisements on the site, which surround the content from every possible direction. This makes it impossible to concentrate on the real deal, thanks to a poor interface design.
The process of “designing a custom profile” is wizard driven, which is actually the only good thing about it. I had trouble figuring out how to start at first because they did a good job of mixing up the interface with the advertisements. You don’t get very creative or impressive backgrounds to choose from here but you can spice things up a bit by adding fancy borders and badges (yeah that’s what all the pro minded people want right?) detailing your information.
You can put in IDs of various services from around the web to display on your badge, and I really don’t understand the point of doing this. Because in the end, it would just be an image, and it would be impossible to click on any of those links anyways. You can choose to enter as much information as you like (or as little), but frankly you would be happier just clicking the next button. In the end, they would give you a background image of what you created to download, along with the instructions on how to set them up on Twitter. Here is something I cooked up, and believe me I can do a lot better in Photoshop or Fireworks.