I've been quite fond of the Adobe Air environment for some time now, since it manages to achieve a lot I have been missing from traditional applications. First and foremost, many Air […]
Are you addicted to to social networks like Twitter or Friendfeed ? If you are you might be interested in the Adobe Air application Alert Thingy which combines data from three popular […]
Twitter: Some love it while others would never even think of using the service that lets other people know what you are currently doing. Still it is widely popular and third party applications are beginning to be published that take advantage of this popularity.
Twitter. Some love it, some can't see a reason to use it at all. Although I belong to the second group I know a lot of users who use Twitter regularly and this users might find the following Firefox add-on useful enough to give it a try. TwitterFox, formerly known as Twitter Notifier is a Firefox add-on that adds a icon to the Firefox statusbar.
If you are using Twitter regularly you might find the Twitter real time search script handy. Tweet Scan makes it possible to search in real time for keywords on Twitter. The result of the search is displayed on a individual page that can be bookmarked or subscribed in your favorite RSS reader. If you would for instance want to stay updated on anything related to Yahoo you could search for Yahoo and add the RSS feed to your reader.
If you are looking for a rather unique screensaver for Windows 2000, XP or Windows Vista you should take a look at Flitter which is a mashup from Flickr and Twitter at the moment. What it does is that it is retrieving realtime data from both Flickr and Twitter to display those when the screensaver is active.
You obviously need a computer that is connected to the Internet to use this screensaver but it is very well worth it. The default setting for the screensaver pulls data from the public timelines of both Flickr and Twitter but you have the possibility to custom this further.
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