I have been trying to figure out what I feel is the best microblogging tool for my use. I am currently running Kubuntu 9.04 with the latest and greatest updates. There seems to really be two clients people in the Ubuntu world use with the primary being Gwibber. Hopefully I can do justice comparing the two products to each other.
I’ve always liked gwibber and how it works. Gwibber allows you to connect to multiple accounts, examples being twitter and identi.ca. The problem I have here is the update is sent to the same service, that is twitter and identi.ca receive the same updates. This can be both good and bad. I have different types of people that follow my Twitter account then my Identi.ca accounts. Most of the people who follow me on twitter do so for things I post about my day job, and the people that follow me on identi.ca follow me because of the stuff Ubuntu and Open Source related. (Actually I have no idea why people find me interesting at all, but that’s another story). Sometimes the same people follow the same stream, however most people on Twitter seem to be interested in things outside Ubuntu and Open Source software. My work also uses Twitter and I update my work’s twitter account. I haven’t been able to figure out how to seperate the tweets/dents/whatever you call between the work account and the non-work account. I can do all of this in choqoK.
The best part of gwibber is the built in search for the different #hashtags for both Twitter and Identi.ca. Also clicking on a person’s name brings up that indviduals accounts. For my day job I work on the Symantec product set and would love to have the same in choqoK. In Gwibber I can follow the #hastag #symantec and see what others are saying, and have followed new people due to that.
There is a KDE4 version of choqoK and I love that. Gwibber is written in GTK+. Based 0n your preference use the one you want, but on my Dell Mini 9 which has only KDE4 goodness on it, choqoK fits the bill.
Of course there is the silly spelling of choqoK to make sure you understand it is a KDE app.