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August 6, 2010 / Tobias Mann

How To Configure Gwibber

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In this Ubuntu Video Tutorial we will be looking at configuring Gwibber twitter client in Ubuntu. We will be setting up a standard twitter account. It is simple to follow and great tool for following your friends. It also supports several other accounts such as Facebook, and Flickr. It is fantastic at displaying your posts and makes it a snap to keep in touch. One thing I miss is the chat integration like found one the facebook homepage. It does integrate with the notification manager quite well.

Thanks To Contributing Author Nathan Dyer, we have a review of Gwibber!

I really like Gwibber, but there are so many quirks I can’t give it more than 3.5 stars. Graphically speaking, the interface is nice. It isn’t cluttered with all kinds of buttons, and everything is presented in a nice “bubbly” way. It displays the avatar of the user to the left, with a bubble to the right with their Tweet (or similar social post). It supports multiple accounts, as well as different types of accounts. As of this post, it supports:

  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • StatusNet
  • Qaiku
  • Facebook
  • FriendFeed
  • Digg

There are several preferences you can set. You can have it display mentions and DMs, or not. You can also set the amount of time between refreshes. And, my favorite option of all, you can select whether you want to see real names or “Twitter handles”. Perhaps my favorite thing of all, it integrates right into the Ubuntu messaging system (it is shipped with the install, after all).

Click Here To Read Full Review at Open Source Software FTW for more information about Nathan Dyer please see Open Soure FTW



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  1. shijitht / Aug 6 2010 9:25 pm

    i like Gwibber. I start Gwibber with broadcast menu, it appears as part of message icon in upper panel. There are some themes and options to choose from. This video will help others know about this good app. 🙂

    • technologyunit / Aug 9 2010 1:12 am

      I actually don’t like it that much because it isn’t already there. I find it easier to just navigate to the website to make a post rather than opening a new window. I often forget about the multitasking abilities of ubuntu because they are not as apparent to me. Because of this the web-browser running web-apps works better for me.

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