- 17 Apr 08, 16:13 GMT
It's powered by Adobe AIR, which means it runs on both Macs and Windows, and makes using Twitter more pleasurable because it lives outside the browser in an "always-on" fashion.
As soon as a Twitter friends drops a new post I get a little chime and it appears in the Twhirl window.
And because FriendFeed is a composite of many online tools, including Twitter, I've since switched to Alert Thingy.
But now I've just learned that Twhirl now supports FriendFeed too.
So... every few seconds my laptop chirrups and chimes with new Tweets and new FriendFeed alerts from both applications.
It's a battle of the hyper-connected, AIR-powered tools.
Ultimately it means keeping up-to-date with the minutiae of people's lives has never been easier; if you're into that sort of thing.
Oh - and both Twhirl and Alert Thingy are great demonstrations of just how cool Air applications can be.
PS: Just to repeat what I added to the bottom of my earlier post, the BBC has now upgraded its blogging software so that, amongst other things, it better withstands the volume of comments we get. From today if you want to comment on any BBC blog you will need to register first. You can read more about this on the Editors' blog.
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