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  Date: Nov 27    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 337

I use multiple Twitter, Facebook and Identi.ca accounts. I am sure
that I am not the only one.

Problem: Pidgin, Empathy and the MeMenu only allow me to use one
Twitter Account. Twitter needs to be authorised and it appears that
the authorisation process only assumes one account. The MeMenu in
10.10 is even worse. Every time I start it, my accounts show only my
Identi.ca ones. No Facebook. No Twitter. I re-enter and the same thing
happens next time I logon. I have just about given up on Pidgin and
Ubuntu's MeMenu.

Partial solution: Choqok works in both GNOME and KDE and allows me to
use multiple Identi.ca and Twitter accounts, but no Facebook and I
can't post the same tweet to mulitple accounts at once. Tweetdeck is
the best in that it allows multiple everything and
multi-tweeting/denting, but it will work only in KDE or GNOME, not
both. It appears to have to do with the way it stores information. If
I follow Adobe's fix in Ubuntu then it will no longer work in Kubuntu
and vice versa.

Since I use both interchangeably this is a pain. I am testing Gnome
Shell at present, but have to do without Tweetdeck. Choqok works fine
in GNOME provided I don't mind being limited. I am not one who likes
limitations.Using two desktop environments is becoming a hassle. It
never used to be that way. :(

I am finding Ubuntu's MeMenu to be a work in progress and the current
state is poor, at least for my purposes. I am not sure if Pidgin on
other distributions is better and this is just a Ubuntu thing or if it
is universal. MeMenu is all Ubuntu's fault.

This is partial venting and partial wondering if other multiple
Twitter accounts are working for others.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 27    

I have yet to understand why anyone would use ONE Facebook or Twitter account.
Seems totally useless to me.

Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 27    

I find Facebook interesting in that I can keep up with people I know without
having to actually work at keeping up with them.

Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 27    

Of course it's useless - that's the whole point.

Answer #4    Answered On: Nov 27    

I'm still trying to understand Facebook, but I am a bit of a social nerd
anyway. Facebook is way too practical for me.

Pictures? I save them on my hard drive and share them by email.
What I am doing at any given time? Who really cares? It is presumptuous to
think that anyone wants to know what you had for breakfast.
Messaging? I use Kopete or Pidgin or IRC. Having it all in one place may
seem convenient, but it is a privacy issue. I like to keep some things
separate in my life.

Now Microsoft (geniuses that they are) want to link with Facebook so all of
your friends can see all of your Bing searches. Yikes! Has anyone thought
this through?

Answer #5    Answered On: Nov 27    

Facebook has a simple user interface that almost everybody can use,
i've found a few old friends through it,
and find it easier and faster than editing HTML and uploading.

Answer #6    Answered On: Nov 27    

Some day I'm going to have to take a serious look at it. My daughter and
younger son use it a lot. I'm having too much fun with Twitter and Identi.ca
for now.

Answer #7    Answered On: Nov 27    

By clicking a 'friend'
you can get a list of their 'friends'
which is a great way of finding people from years ago,
and as so many people are now on fbk it works!

There are over 200,000 people on one of its Ubuntu groups!

You have to be a bit discreet about what teens are up to on it,
its a good way to keep an eye on them if you dont overreact..

Facebook is very addictive if you have it set to [Most Recent]
then you see what everybody in your 'friends' is typing,
less busy is to set it to [top news]
though even that can be ignored if you just check the 3 icons top left
[Friends] [Messages] and [Notification]

Answer #8    Answered On: Nov 27    

My kids are all in there 20s so I expect them to be like any adult as scary
as that sounds. No checking up needed (I'm not even curious as they tell
me what they want to and I trust them completely). It is great when your
kids turn out to be nice people that you enjoy spending time with them.

I hadn't thought of the Groups angle. It is something that I should check
into. I should be one of the 200000 Ubuntu users, but don't know if they
have me linked or have to do it myself. How do I find out?

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