Silverlight-Based Seesmic Launches Plugin Platform

Silverlight-based social networking application Seesmic has just launched its highly anticipated plugin platform which transforms the formerly Twitter-only app to a platform for the larger social Web, and real-time news.

The platform lets you add in plugins of your choosing to the desktop application, which including everything from tracking breaking news from top sources like Techmeme or RSS feeds, accessing social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Foursquare and others, shopping at Zappos, listening to music via Last.fm, and so much more.

There are over 40 plugins available now and more to come. For now, all the plugins are free, but in the future, developers will be able to charge.

The plugins work in Seesmic’s Desktop 2 client software, a downloadable application designed for desktop operating systems, including both Windows and Mac. You can try it now from here.

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