7 of the Best Free Linux Twitter Clients
Micro-blogging is all the rage these days. It is a
webservice which allows the subscriber to send short text updates or
such as photos or audio clips and publish them, either to be viewed by
anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the
user. Subscribers can read microblog posts online or request
that updates be delivered in real time to their desktop as an instant
message or sent
to a mobile device as an SMS text message.
With micro-blogging, posts are brief (typically 140 – 200
characters) and can be written or received with a variety of computing
Twitter is a popular social networking utility which has
gained enormous popularity as a micro-blogging tool, with millions
using the service across the globe. Indeed, Twitter is
pretty much constantly in the news. It enables friends, family, and
co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of
quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
Registered users can post messages (known as Tweets) via a Web
interface. However, many users prefer to use desktop applications that
offer more functionality and are totally removed from the web browser.
Using a desktop
application also means that subscribers do not have to keep refreshing
the web browser's page. Having a desktop client polling for updates is
To provide an insight into the quality of software that is
available, we have compiled a list of 7 Twitter clients which make
micro-blogging easier. Three of the clients featured here (TweetDeck,
twhirl, and Spaz) use
Adobe's Air application framework to provide cross-platform
compatibility. Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) is a cross-platform
environment for building rich Internet applications using Adobe Flash,
HTML, or Ajax, that can be deployed as a desktop application.
So, let's explore the 7 Twitter clients at hand. For
each application we have compiled its own portal page, a full
description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots,
together with links to relevant resources and
reviews. Start tweeting today!
||Web 2.0 equivalent of a stock trader's Bloomberg
client for social software such as Twitter, Friendfeed, identi.ca, or
||Cross-platform Qt4-based client
open-source Twitter client
||Simple and efficient KDE client
source micro-blogging client for GNOME
||Twitter client for GNOME
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Last Updated Saturday, May 31 2014 @ 09:09 AM EDT