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Exclusive: Twhirl gets pushy with Identi.ca

Nanoblog app gets updates from open-source service via XMPP. We're still waiting for similar support from Twitter.

By July 20, 2008


Identi.ca--open-source Twitter?

An open-source Twitter might create a true communication utility.

By July 3, 2008


How Twitter's competitors do what it doesn't

Is Twitter the bland and boring micro-blog? Don Reisinger takes a look at alternatives that offer features not found in Twitter.

By December 10, 2008


Tearing down Twitter's walls

Twitter is king of microblogging today, but if the history of e-mail offers any clues, we're likely to see standardization and open source dethrone Twitter's dominance.

By January 29, 2010


Daily Tidbits: Microblogging search finally launches

Twingly has launched a proper microblog search service. Also, WeFi unveils an online directory to find over 1 million different hot spots.

By January 20, 2009


When freedom isn't free (software)

As Tim O'Reilly indicates, the debate over free-software licensing largely misses the point, because it focuses on mechanics rather than the end goal: freedom.

By July 23, 2009


John Chambers' video vision: Shortsighted

Cisco Systems wants us to believe that video is "the killer app," but the Web and, indeed, its own product strategy, suggest that shorter-form communication is the key to its future.

By July 1, 2009


Adium 1.4b1 released for Mac with Twitter support

The third-party social messaging client Adium has released the 1.4b1 beta version of their software. This version provides support for the popular micro-blogging Web site, Twitter, as well as many other feature updates and bug fixes. Adium is a free, open

By May 19, 2009


Tech tomfoolery: April Fool's Day on the Web

It's 1 April, and coincidentally there's been loads of amazing tech news -- so much we've had to round up the best stories of the day. From Twitter to takeovers, it's been a busy morning

By April 1, 2009


How to downsize your social network portfolio

Using a slew of social networking services is great, but as Don Reisinger explains, that practice doesn't deliver the most rewarding Web experience. To fix that, Don has compiled a list of services you should use exclusively.

By January 5, 2009