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Digg's new Diggbar will destroy other short url services

Everyone knows about the power of Digg. We've seen it first hand many times here at DLS with waves of Digg faithful pouring in when a hot story hits the feed. Today, they've taken the gloves off and come out swinging at other short URL and social sharing services with the new Diggbar. Apart from making it easy to submit items to Digg, the toolbar also integrates with Facebook and Twitter and c...

AlertThingy 2 adds support for Facebook, Flickr, more services

When AlertThingy launched in April of 2008, the Adobe AIR-based application was a desktop client for social networking/micro-blogging service FriendFeed. The developers eventually added support for Twitter, which started an arms race between AlertThingy and Twhirl, a Twitter client that added support for FriendFeed. Now AlertThingy has been updated to version two, and it supports the following s...

Twhirl adds Identi.ca support

Adobe AIR-based microblogging client Twhirl already supported Twitter, Friendfeed and Seesmic, and now its coverage of the world of mini-updates gets even broader with the addition of Identi.ca. Identi.ca is something like a less-popular open-source version of Twitter. This is a big deal for the Identi.ca folks, because Twhirl may actually be better-known than their service. Along with potentiall...

10 + tools to pimp out your Friendfeed

We're big fans of FriendFeed, the social network aggregator that helps you keep track of your friends' activities across different platforms like Twitter, LastFM, Flickr, YouTube, Facebook and about 1,000 36 others. If you're a fan or if you're just getting started, below are 10 tools to help you experience it just the way you like, after the jump. ...

Posty: Adobe AIR client for Twitter, FriendFeed, Pownce, Jaiku, Tumblr

There's no shortage of desktop clients for Twitter and FriendFeed. But Posty goes a few steps beyond popular clients like Twhirl and Alert Thingy by adding support for Jaiku and Tumblr as well as Pownce. Posty's main window features a list of supported services with check boxes next to each. Just enter a status update and select the networks you want to send the update out to, and you can post ...

Tweeting in Linux part II: Twitux v. Twhirl

We're always on the lookout for good desktop Twitter clients. Because while the microblogging service is kind of useful as a web-based tool for sharing your thoughts, desktop clients make Twitter feel more like an instant messaging platform that allows you to communicate with hundreds, even thousands of people at once. While there are a couple of excellent Twitter clients for Windows and OS X, ...

MySocial 24x7 launches Twhirl, Alert Thingy competitor

Because it wasn't hard enough trying to decide which Adobe AIR-based desktop Twitter/FriendFeed client to use, MySocial 24x7 had to go and complicate things by releasing their own desktop client. MySocial 24x7 started out as a Firefox sidebar add-on, but if you value your screen real estate, standalone applications are the way to go. The desktop client lets you track and engage in Twitter and Fri...

Twhirl adds FriendFeed, Alert Thingy adds Twitter

When it comes to desktop alert clients for social networking feeds, there can be only one. Well, that's not really true, but when it comes right down to it, do you want to run one application to keep track of your Twitter updates, another for posting to Jaiku and Pownce, and still a third to track FriendFeed updates? Probably not, which is why Twhirl is such a nifty little application since it c...

Seesmic acquires Twhirl, will add videos to popular Twitter client

Seesmic, which is in private beta, is basically a micro-video-blogging service, which allows users to record and share short videos and respond to videos from other users. Seesmic has often been described as Twitter for video chat. Today that comparison becomes a bit more apt, as Seesmic has acquired Twhirl, one of the most popular desktop clients for Twitter. Twhirl is one of several Twitter clie...

Using WINE to install Adobe AIR on Linux

Adobe hasn't officially ported Adobe AIR to Linux yet, but Ubuntu Unleashed figured out that you can install AIR using the WINE windows emulation layer for Linux. Installation isn't exactly painless, and when all is said and done, there are a bunch of AIR applications that won't run. But some will. Note that the instructions at Ubuntu Unleashed tell you how to install Adobe AIR beta 3. But read...

Thwirl now lets you post to Twitter, Jaiku, and Pownce simultaneously

Twhirl 0.7.1 was released this week and the desktop Twitter client has some major new features. First, the new version runs on Adobe AIR 1.0, so you don't need to have the old beta version of AIR installed to run it. But we're much more excited about the other new features including the ability to cross-post to Pownce and Jaiku. If you provide your Pownce and Jaiku login information in the setting...

Monitor multiple Twitter accounts with Twhirl

Twitter's alright if you like to keep hitting refresh on a static web page. But we like our social software to be a bit more interactive. Desktop Twitter clients like Snitter do a great job of making Twitter feel more like an instant messaging platform and less like a web service. You receive a notification whenever someone you're following posts a new tweet, and you can quickly post new message...