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[News] Microblogging Applications Come to GNU/Linux in Large Numbers

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5 Linux Identi.ca Clients - Screw Twitter

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| At the moment there is a lot of talk on the Internet about the micro-blogging 
| site Twitter, but I see less love for its open source counterpart, Identi.ca. 
| The laconi.ca micro-blogging platform, created by Evan Prodromou, is free as 
| in freedom. There is the “original” laconi.ca installation on identi.ca, but 
| you can also download laconi.ca, install it on your own server and your users 
| can talk with every site where a laconi.ca install is present.   


TwickerTape - new ticker-tape style Twitter client for Windows & Linux released 

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| New side-scrolling ticker-tape Twitter client scrolls your tweets in a 
| minimal display so you can work and not miss anything at the same time. 
| Twitter has become a must-have tool for business and personal use but now, 
| you can enjoy a new way of Twittering with the latest Twitter client called 
| TwickerTape.  


Linux version of TwickerTape now available

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| TwickerTape is a ticker-tape-style side-scrolling Twitter client that sits 
| quietly at the bottom of your screen and scrolls the 20 latest friends 
| tweets. You can set the scroll speed to your choosing and if you see a 
| weblink inside a tweet, just click on that tweet and the weblink will appear 
| in your web browser (Firefox only for now). You can set the auto tweet update 
| time and even set the scroll speed by just swiping your mouse across the 
| tweet scroll at the speed you want it to scroll at.      



10 Twitter Clients For Linux

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| If you think Twitter is a no-good, time-waster, fad that will die off just in
| time before the new social media fad comes in; you should be glad to know
| that that is exactly how I felt before I started using Twitter. Your
| experience with twitter will be as good as the people you follow or the users
| you socialize with. If you follow someone who spams you with marketing stuff
| and updates every morning what he had for breakfast, then you definitely will
| be disappointed.


New FSF microblogging communities  New FSF microblogging communities

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| identi.ca distributes the source code used to power the site under the Affero
| GNU General Public License, and is following the free network service
| principles that the autonomo.us working group has been developing.


Identi.ca Gets Funding to Make Open-source Twitter Variant

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| Identi.ca’s plans to build an open-source alternative to Twitter got a vote
| of confidence this week with an investment from the VCs at Montreal Start Up.
| While the amount of the financing wasn’t disclosed, Montreal Start Up
| Managing Partner John Stokes said the firm invests between C$150,000
| ($120,135) and C$400,000 ($320,329) per deal.


Source Code For Twitter-Like App, Trillr, Now Available

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| Developers of Trillr, a microblogging project similar to Twitter, announced
| this week that its source code is now available to anyone who wants it. The
| idea for Trillr was conceived in 2007 as a peer group experiment among team
| members who wanted to learn more about Python and Django, and was created as
| an enterprise tool with enhanced features like group discussion and a user
| directory.


Vietnamese Twitter-clone Saigonica violates AGPL

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| There is a new Twitter-clone in Vietnam called Saigonica.  It is based on the
| open source micro-blogging tool called Laconica, currently one of the most
| popular Twitter-clones.  It is nice to see the Vietnamese technology
| community embracing open source software.  Their contribution to the open
| source community will be very valuable in the upcoming years.  The Vietnamese
| localization of Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, and OpenOffice are some clear examples of
| their contributions so far.  Their contributions demonstrates a willingness
| to give back to the open source community and keeping the open source
| software free.
| Unfortunately, Saigonica does not seem willing to give back to the open
| source community.


identi.ca creator Evan Prodromou explains why he's taking on Twitter (video)

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| Bzzz.... bzzz...... bzzz...... That's not the sound of bees. It's the buzz
| surrounding new, open source Twitter competitor identi.ca. Creator Evan
| Prodromou sat down at OSCON in front of Linux.com's video camera and
| explained what identi.ca is all about and why it's suddenly such a hot item
| that he's been meeting with multiple venture capitalists -- and can be
| cavalier enough about those meetings that he canceled one to work on some
| code bugs that were bothering him instead.


Identi.ca Launches, an Open Source Twitter

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| Evan Prodromou, one of the better citizens of the wiki community and founder
| of WikiTravel, launched Identi.ca today.  Its a Twitter clone that is also
| distributed as Open Source licensed software.


Laconica: Can Open Source Save Twitter?

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| Lots of people are addicted to microblogging service Twitter - including
| substantial chunks of some open source communities. There are a fair number
| of Ruby on Rails developers twittering these days, for example. But Twitter's
| scaling and reliability issues lately have many people wondering whether it's
| time to look for an alternative. Identi.ca, backed by open source package
| Laconica, wants to be that alternative.


Could An Open Source "Twittersphere" Save Twitter? Or Kill It?

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| Is Twitter too important to be left in the hands of Twitter? That's the
| argument that bubbled up over the weekend. The argument is that Twitter is
| not distributed. This means that if Twitter goes down no one can Twitter. It
| also means if Twitter goes out of business, or just screws up, we could lose
| all of our tweet history.

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