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gwibber 2.0Gwibber is an open source microblogging framework and desktop client for GNOME developed with Python and GTK+. The Gwibber backend is a stand-alone daemon that manages updates and retrieves stream data from social networks.

Gwibber currently has support for the following services:

* Twitter
* Identi.ca/Laconi.ca
* FriendFeed
* Facebook
* Jaiku
* Digg
* Flickr
* BrightKite
* Qaiku
* OpenCollaboration (Experimental)

New in version 2.0:

-simple account configuration wizard
-a drop down menu replaces the previous versions tab bar for navigating to replies, etc (in normal mode)
-support for more accounts
-many other additions, improvements and bug fixes

The latest version of Gwibber, 2.0 prototype, is only available in the Gwibber daily PPA. To install it in Ubuntu, open a terminal and run the following commands:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gwibber-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

You can replace "jaunty" with your Ubuntu version.

Then add the GPG key:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 72D340A3

And finally, you can install Gwibber:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gwibber

If you have an older version of Gwibber installed, instead of the above command, run:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade