Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.
Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email or through an application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. For SMS, four gateway numbers are currently available: short codes for the United States, Canada, and India, as well as a United Kingdom-based number for international use. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email. (via wikipedia)
Although there are so many ways to update your tweets, but on Linux, the best Twitter application is Twitux of my choice. It’s a light-weighted and UI friendly programme. I prefer Twitux other than Firefox+Twitterfox (A Firefox extension that notifies you of your friends’ statuses of Twitter.) It has a system tray and when your friends adds new tweets, it checks your twitter status every 3 minutes and notify you if anything new. It takes up only a little of your RAM.
Are you a fan or user of Twitter? To install Twitux on your Fedora 9 desktop, just type this command yum install twitux in your terminal, and press Enter. That’s easy. Please follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/pengjiayou
While, another of my favorite micro-blogging is called identi.ca, I don’t know if there are any applications to update your status on identi.ca, but it’s also very convenient to update your status via Google Talk(Twitter had this fucton before, but now disabled).
I got to know that many Fedora Ambassadors posts updates about what they are doing, what’s they want to do or what they are thinking on identi.ca, and they even contact each other by its @username fuction, I registered an account on identi.ca too, to update my current status, for example, what I am doing or what I did on my Fedora 9 system, or latest news on Fedora or opensource that I knew.
Please subscrible my identi.ca also if you want, http://identi.ca/pengjiayou , and another identi.ca feature is its updates can be synced to Twitter, yes, it’s ture, my status I posted on identi.ca also showed on my twitter too, in other words, you can even update your tweets via Google Talk now. And my status shown on the right side of my blog is from Twitter by a service by Friendfeed which I love this fuctions so much!
Another news about me is that, I merged my two blog Feeds into one by Yahoo Pipes this morning, I write Fedora related blogs in two of my blogs, one is in Chinese, another one is in English, which I just re-enabled. With Yahoo Pipes, these two blogs categories RSSes are outputed just ONE with my previous RSS address http://fedora.pengjiayou.com with no change. Thanks to Yahoo Pipes, both my Chinese-language and English-language blog posts can be displayed on Planet Fedora.
I am also one of the Ambassadors from China Mainland joined in last month (my wiki page on Fedoraproject.org is here) . I installed Fedora 9 in May or June this year in my entire hardisk for the 1st time, and spent most of my spare time to learn Fedora, I was suprised Fedora is so easy to use as a linux newbie. Fedora is an excellent system other than any other linux distros, that’s why I want to introduce it to others, and apply my energy to promote Fedora and Linux in China.
But as an Linux newbie and a Fedora Ambassador, I really what should I do to achieve my purpose, introducing it on blogs is, maybe, one of the best way in my opinion.