The weakness of forced registration
Finally Echofon decided they need to make money out of their Firefox plug-in and place advertising where it will be sure to annoy — at the top of your timeline, permanently pinned. Advertising is not bad in its self but becomes one when done badly.
I first went with disabling the ad visibility in Mozilla’s chrome file but this borked Echofon and it stopped giving notifications for new twits. This was, though, not the last drop. The real last drop came from the discovery that Echofon upload photos attached to twits to lokerz.com without giving you an option to choose an alternative service. I recall that it did initially use Twitpic where I know I have access, but to that lockerz thing I had none.
In order to delete photos, one first needs to register to lockerz, authorize the service on Twitter, and then delete.
Don’t know about others, but I am off from Echofon for good. I say this with regret though, because it was a fine, unobtrusive Twitter client that used to do the basics well. I’ll give DestroyTwitter a try now and see how far this takes us.