Getting to grips with Twitter

I’ve finally managed to get Twitter ingrained into the way I do things. Have you tried it yet? If so, does it work for me? I originally found it interesting, but could never see myself leaving a browser open on Twitter, or going back to visit the website, so it didn’t really catch on.? Now I’m back in the game, and here are some tools that have made it possible.

  • TwitterFox: This was the one that made the difference. It’s a plugin for FireFox that sits in your system tray and pops up a message when one of the people you’re following sends a message. This means you can keep up to date with your mates without having to leave the page you’re on. It also lets you Tweet straight from the plugin. Indispensible!
  • Twitter Application for Facebook: The main thing this does is update your Facebook status with your last Tweet. It also has a page where you can see what your friends are doing, but I don’t use that. Great way to consolidate your status updates in one place.
  • Twessenger: The other place that has my status is MSN Messenger. This plugin for Messenger updates your status with you latest tweet. Again, striving towards unified status updates.

And there you have it, three utilities that have changed the way I interact on the web and taken me back to microblogging. If you’re on Twitter, follow me here. Do you have any related tools you use everyday?


  1. Thanks, Owen. I was going to Twitter you to ask how you were doing the Facebook thing. I’m going to get myself set up on that now.

  2. Thanks for the tip about TwitterFox! I only signed up on Twitter this week. The thing I like about it is the connection it makes between blogging and texting since I do lots of both. It’s great sending updates from my mobile but TwitterFox looks great for the web.

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