Twitter, FaceBook, MySpace, Digg, these are all great websites. People use them to reconnect with friends, let people know what they are up to, offer customer discounts, and more. Some people don’t use their computers for anything but these services and others like them. While Google sees this fact and is moving forward with their idea that the browser should be the OS (Chrome OS), applications are popping up everywhere to help you maintain your statuses, and update your systems easier.
With the power of Adobe Air, every desktop can get some simple applications that tie into your different social media accounts. One great one is feedalizr. It can connect to FaceBook, Twitter, Flickr and more. With this one application, you have access to all your favorite social media without waiting for your browser to load, and eating up your RAM with a ton of different tabs.
If you happen to be using Ubuntu Linux, you may be interested in some of the upcoming changes for the upcoming 10.4 release. This next release is supposed to include a new feature called the Me Menu. If you have twitter and Facebook accounts, this new menu is going to allow you to update your statuses and also tie you into the Ubuntu One online storage. Pretty rad.
The line between offline and online is blurring more and more, and it’s interesting to see how this affects software development.