Twitter is, alternatively or simultaneously:

  1. The death of blogging.
  2. One of those odd things brought upon us by the Web 2.0 “social network” revolution.
  3. Yet another attempt at reinventing the IRC wheel.
  4. CB radio via HTTP.
  5. A way to keep track of your colleagues:


Date Link Notes
Nov 28 Chirp.js Yet another JavaScript timeline
Apr 14 “Twitter Grows Up, Adds Promoted Tweets Here we go…
Apr 12 Twitter Buys Tweetie, Adds Fuel to Developer Fires The best iPhone client gets its just reward – now let’s hope the desktop version lives on.
Aug 10 TweetS60 A native (and eminently usable) S60 client, currently freeware (only thing it lacks is photo upload).
Jun 28 twittov A Markov chain generator that trains upon a user’s Twitter timeline. Used for some parody stunts with chilling results.
Mar 29 Gravity A commercial S60 client.
Mar 7 TwitteReader A PHP based front-end designed to match the Google Reader UI.
Feb 25 Gwibber for “Gnome”:Wikipedia:GNOME
Feb 13 twits60 S60 native client (under development )
Jan 29 Twim A simple, fast and very usable Java client for mobile phones
Jan 12 microblog-purple a libpurple plugin to integrate Twitter with Pidgin
Oct 28 Twidroid For Android phones
TwitterBerry For Blackberry devices
Jan 21 Twitterrific For Mac and iPhone
Growllified Tweet Ted Leung’s modified AppleScript (for using Quicksilver and Growl)