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We already covered one way to use Twitter in Pidgin but here's another way.

photobucketPidgin-Twitter is a Pidgin plugin which supports Twitter, Wassr, identi.ca and jisko.

Among it's general features are: the display of the user's image, translate sender's name and @<username> to link to the user's home, play sounds for specific senders/recipients, show letter counter on the format toolbar and filter messages from specified users.

Download the latest version:

-source files
-Windows binaries
-Ubuntu .DEB file (unfortunately, the latest version does not have a .DEB file)