Twitter and Twitterpad

Written by: Chris Christensen

Categories: Reviews


If like me, you have become addicted to Twitter, then you should check out the TwitterPod application for the Mac.

If you have been living in a cave, twitter is a web based server that allows people to “micro blog”. You can enter any text that will fit in a 140 character limit. Twitter updates (or tweets) can also be delivered to your cell phone if you so desire. People twitter about blog articles they have written, what they have had for breakfast or words of wisdom as long as it fits in 140 characters. Many podcasters and bloggers have started to use twitter because you can send updates to a set of people who follow you but follow the updates, potentially, of a completely different set of people. Adam twitters at maccast (sometimes) and I (my podcast is the Amateur Traveler) twitter at chris2x.

The best twitter updates I received (or wrote) yesterday:

acedtect Happy Arbitrary Roman-derived change of annual enumeration.
leolaporte Turkish coffee and a flight to Aswan where we meet the Sun Boat IV. Sarkozy and Blair are in town, snarling the traffic.
chris2x just a thought, when Clark Kent gets new frames, does anyone recognize him?
scottsimpson For the record, a certain part of my anatomy has also been compared to a baby’s arm: my arm.
hotdogsladies GoDaddy’s checkout is like a hallway of Marines trying to hit you with a sock full of pennies. “Ow! Quit it! Don’t need ‘WebSite Tonight!!'”
CaliLewis “When we honor the potato, we honor ourselves.” Just heard it on NPR.
Ihnatko The fonts I bought from Comicraft for $20.08 each (with one freebie plus a $16 discount…details in post):

And if those literary gems make you more interested in Twitter than as a Mac user one program that I would recommend is TwitterPad which has a clean interface and growl notification. It also highlights the last post you read (you can read URLs posted in a pop out panel) so it makes it easy to tell what posts are new.

Let the tweats begin.

There are 5 comments on Twitter and Twitterpad:

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  1. Steve Riggins | Jan 04 2008 - 10:07

    it’s too bad the twitter website does not work with Safari for signing up. It’s asking me to fill in a capcha I cannot see

  2. Steve Riggins | Jan 04 2008 - 10:42

    Ah I had to reload the site twice and now it shows up :)

  3. Rene | Jan 05 2008 - 07:10

    Some friendly advice, Chris. Get help to deal with your addiction, before it is too late.

  4. Chris Christensen | Jan 05 2008 - 09:54

    Twitter has been having scaling problems and you are right, it does work better with Firefox. It s funny how used to that I appear to have gotten that I did not mention it. I actually update my twitter usually with MoodBlast2 or, but was saving that for another update. :-)

    Problem? What problem? ;-)

    Chris Christensen
    Amateur Traveler podcast –
    Tripinator – Travel 2.0 –

  5. Shayari | Jan 21 2009 - 10:59

    Yes captcha is not working in safari !!