Along with many of my OU colleagues, I have been using Twitter to regularly post my 140 character thoughts and share them with people who follow me. It has become a very popular service, and despite the simple nature of its core service all sorts of innovative add-ons have been dreamt of to enhance its functionality, Twitterholics gives a good sense of what is being developed. Twitter can be updated through its website or an increasing number of clients that are being developed for it. One of these clients is KDE Twitter, which I first saw on a screenshot on the Kubuntu website, but had a bit of trouble it tracking down. KDE Twitter is a Plasmoid, a widget that can be added to the KDE4 desktop.
The extra plasmoids are fun, and do show off a very interesting aspect of the KDE4 desktop. Not many plasmoids exist yet so it will be interesting to see what people do with this technology when KDE4 becomes a bit more popular. They are at an early stage and KDE Twitter has a way to go before it catches up with clients like Twhirl, but looks promising.