Deskbar Twitter 1.0
Deskbar Twitter is an applet for GNOME which lets you use Twitter.
Deskbar is a Gnome widget you can embed in a panel and can be used for opening applications, opening items from your browser history, doing web searches and all sorts. It's not as good as Quicksilver but better than Launchy. It fires when you hit a key combo (mine is CTRL+SPACE).
Twitter is length limited asynchronous multicast IM", it's a nice way to keep up to date with what your friends are doing using the web, IM or SMS.
1. Install python-twitter
2. Grab Deskbar Twitter from the download area and twitter.png and put them in ~/.gnome2/deskbar-applet/handlers/
3. Open your downloaded deskbar-twitter.py in an editor
4. Replace TWITTER_USERNAME and TWITTER_PASSWORD with your Twitter details
5. Replace YOUR_USERNAME with your Ubuntu username