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Old July 22nd, 2013, 11:46 PM   #690 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by saptech View Post
I didn't know you could use Pidgin with Twitter.
I'm not sure if that was a well-hidden secret or not, but I know it wasn't immediately obvious to me. If I remember correctly (and don't bet any money on that, okay?), I think I was perusing packages in Synaptic one day, looking for a client that WOULD work with Twitter. I already had Pidgin installed, but I knew it didn't work with Twitter. Then, in Synaptic, I spotted pidgin-twitter and pidgin-microblog, two plug-ins that said they'd cause Pidgin to work with Twitter. I installed them! It worked. Everything was lovely, until Twitter inexplicably changed their API and made a lot of software useless.

I I'm not a big twitter user either. The times I do get on twitter I just use the web site. I never could find a good twitter client for linux. Maybe I'll check out Polly.
Give it a try. It's very lightweight, fast, and does what it's supposed to do. As I've mentioned, it's not very feature-packed right now, but it does the basics--and it does them well.
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