Twhirl Integrates Friendfeed: The Chaos Begins

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Twhirl has incorporated Friendfeed into their client! Twhirl’s latest upgrade here.

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alert thingy Just this morning, I wrote an article suggesting that the Friendfeed AIR app Alert Thingy should stay in its own lane and NOT try to directly compete with Twhirl by adding a host of features that cater to users of Twitter.

I noted that I’d find it to be a serious issue of information overload and the scene would be nothing but chaos. What I should’ve noted is that both Alert Thingy and Twhirl should stay in their respective lanes because Twhirl has now introduced Friendfeed into it’s array of supported services.
   

The Verdict?

twhirl It’s actually not as bad as I thought it would be. The interface is very similar to the Twitter interface in Twhirl. You can "Like" or reply directly to a Friendfeed item from Twhirl. However you can not post a reply to a tweet through the service. You’d need to switch back over to Twitter for that. Other than that, there are no new features that you aren’t seeing in other clients. However, I should note that you cannot post a new item to Friendfeed through Twhirl, which sucks.

Twhirl does a nice job of separating all of the accounts by giving each one their own window. However, I’ve already hit a snag with the client while writing this review, which is forcing me to restart it.

Friendfeed users who don’t like the fact that Alert Thingy appends "via Alert Thingy" to everything will now have to deal with Twhirl doing the same.

The upgrade is available to the public, however Twhirl developers will be pushing the update in a few days to users of Twhirl. If you can’t wait, you’re more than welcome to get Twhirl’s latest upgrade here.
  

*UPDATE:

Here’s a video I found via TechCrunch with Loic Le Meur, founder of Twhirl parent company Seesmic, demonstrating the new version:

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  • http://www.sheysmith.com Shey

    wow, exciting times for Twitter and Friendfeed users! But next, I really need a client that can let me tweak the feeds: http://tinyurl.com/2vw2cg

  • http://nbrightside.com/blog Andy C

    Interesting article. I have already commented over on FriendFeed – http://friendfeed.com/e/2d02de4b-96be-a980-11da… – but this is the first blog I have ever seen offering the reader a choice between FriendFeed and Disqus comments.

    Now let's see – for a Friendfeed comment I need an API key – what's that ? My password or my Remote API key whereas for Disqus I just hit 'Post'.

    Peace, love, empathy.

  • http://shegeeks.net Corvida

    I saw your comment :) and I definitely agree. We're trying to do too much
    and bend these services to incorporate other services when that's not their
    mission at all. Yes, with Disqus you just hit post and to use the Friendfeed
    comment/like plugin you need your API key. You can get it here:
    https://friendfeed.com/account/api and no, this is not stored in any way
    shape or form on SheGeeks.

  • http://InternetDuctTape.com engtech

    I'm definitely going to be adding 'in bed' support for via twhirl.

    :)

  • http://shegeeks.net Corvida

    lmao oh my. Well I guess I have no choice but to look forward to what you
    come up with.

  • http://www.scribkin.com J. Phil

    Wow, just when Alert Thingy came out with a version that I find decent.. this happens! Haha. Anyway, thanks for the update!

  • http://bwana.org Bwana

    Man, my head just exploded. I need to take a vacation and come back when all the dust has settled

  • http://www.jeffisageek.net/blog jeffisageek

    I think I just had an orgasm!!!

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  • http://shegeeks.net Corvida

    LMAO! You are a mess Jeff!

  • http://shegeeks.net Corvida

    LMAO! You are a mess Jeff!

  • http://nbrightside.com/blog Andy C

    Interesting article. I have already commented over on FriendFeed – http://friendfeed.com/e/2d02de4b-96be-a980-11da… – but this is the first blog I have ever seen offering the reader a choice between FriendFeed and Disqus comments.

    Now let's see – for a Friendfeed comment I need an API key – what's that ? My password or my Remote API key whereas for Disqus I just hit 'Post'.

    Peace, love, empathy.

  • http://shegeeks.net Corvida Raven

    I saw your comment :) and I definitely agree. We're trying to do too much
    and bend these services to incorporate other services when that's not their
    mission at all. Yes, with Disqus you just hit post and to use the Friendfeed
    comment/like plugin you need your API key. You can get it here:
    https://friendfeed.com/account/api and no, this is not stored in any way
    shape or form on SheGeeks.

  • http://InternetDuctTape.com engtech

    I'm definitely going to be adding 'in bed' support for via twhirl.

    :)

  • http://shegeeks.net Corvida Raven

    lmao oh my. Well I guess I have no choice but to look forward to what you
    come up with.

  • http://www.scribkin.com Phil Glockner

    Wow, just when Alert Thingy came out with a version that I find decent.. this happens! Haha. Anyway, thanks for the update!

  • http://bwana.org Bwana

    Man, my head just exploded. I need to take a vacation and come back when all the dust has settled

  • http://www.jeffisageek.net jeffisageek

    I think I just had an orgasm!!!

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  • http://shegeeks.net Corvida Raven

    LMAO! You are a mess Jeff!

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  • ranroy21q

    The interface looks pretty dangerous to me