Sneaky Tweeting via Command Line
- Posted: Oct 05, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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Earlier this year, we told you how you could hide your Twitter addiction at work using the SpreadTweet application which hides a Twitter interface in a client that looks just like Microsoft Excel. Recently, we uncovered yet another sneaky way to tweet at work, this time thanks to MakeUseOf. The application is called Quitter and it’s a Twitter client that looks like the command line.
Unlike most Twitter apps out there, Quitter’s number one benefit is that it doesn’t require installation. All you have to do is double-click on the 43 KB file and you’re up and running. However, upon launch it will need to authenticate you by directing you to Twitter.com for your credentials, so if your company currently blocks that site, you’re out of luck.
Once logged in, you can tweet, retweet, repy, read your @mentions and direct messages, follow and unfollow users, group users, shorten URLs, and even filter tweets containing specific hashtags. All these actions are made possible using single letter commands (a help list is available by entering “?”).
The free application runs on Windows PCs only and requires version 2.0 of the .NET framework to work. You can download Quitter for yourself here.