Twitter IM support coming to Adium

Posted on March 14, 2009. Filed under: Software World | Tags: , , |

By Jay Hathaway, Downloadsquad

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What a joy to see the two apps I have open all day coming together! I’m an IM and Twitter junkie, and Twitter hasn’t had IM support in some time. Fortunately, the developers behind my IM client of choice, Adium, are working to put together their own version of a Twitter IM service.

Your Twitter contacts would show up in your Adium list, and you can follow, unfollow and presumably group them from there. Opening a new chat will allow you to exchange direct messages. Displaying your timeline will be handled through Adium’s existing group chat interface, with @replies to you highlighted. All in all, this looks like a promising project to restore a Twitter feature that a lot of people found useful. Now, if only they could figure out how to bring back tracking …

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