Jul 202012
 

When you look online for reviews of social media applications, Windows and Apple platform applications always dominate the list. Linux geeks, however, have a long history of using social media tools to discuss geeky and techie topics online. Until fairly recently, however, most large scale development around social media tools on Linux was virtually non-existent. Linux users were expected to follow their usual fare of bare bones interfaces and text based controls. With the growing interest of Linux on the desktop for the more general audience, however, many developers have started putting effort toward creating more user friendly applications for social media. While this of course is beneficial for newer users of Linux who came from the Microsoft and Apple platforms, using and contributing to these social media apps is also in the best interest of anyone who wants to further the Linux cause and gain more market acceptance for our favorite open source operating system.
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May 182011
 

TurpialIn my post “6 microblogging client for Linux” I’ve received a comment about the software: Turpial.
Turpial is a client for Twitter and Identi.ca (only after the 1.4.X release) based on PyGTK, I’ve tested on my ubuntu 11.04 the version available in the development PPA for Ubuntu and so I’ve made the tests on Twitter and Identi.ca.

What I’ve liked of this program from the start it’s his simplicity, integration with the notification area (tested on XFCE) and the acoustic tweets when a new message arrive (but i suspect that in the long run I’d silence that), but now some details.
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May 072011
 

twi-ideAfter the social networks the new trend on the Net it’s the microblogging, choose your style: Twitter, identi.ca, Picotea or something else but at the moment this is a must for the internet addicted, or just for keeping in touch with all the news you are interested in or just with your friends.
So, while it’s always possible to use your favorite browser to keep in touch with all these messages, today we’ll see some Micro-blogging clients on Linux.
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