Pidgin is one of the best chat client available on Linux (and on Windows as well). Most Linux distros are shipping with pre-installed Pidgin as default chat client. The major advantage of using Pidgin is that it supports multiple protocols. One can chat on Facebook, gmail, irc, AIM, yahoo, etc. from the single window. Pidgin has gathered all the platforms together but Twitter. Here we are fixing that up! (Credit goes to developer)
We can use a plug-in called “pidgin-microblog” which will enable the twitter integration with Pidgin. Post installation you can update or get twitter-feed from the very Pidgin. Not just Twitter but Identi.ca, status.net, etc. With this plug-in, You get a notification when you have a new update in twitter.
If you are on debian based distro then you can always fire up thet terminal and run following command to install the plug-in.
sudo apt-get install pidgin-microblog
Once you are done with the installation, go to “Accounts” and select “Manage Account”. Then click on “Add” which will navigate you to “Add accounts” window. Select “TwitterIM” and you are very much done.
Last thing you need to do is to authenticate yourself and you can go tweeting all you want right from you little Pidgin.