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Netvibes as a powerful Twitter tool

Because Netvibes is flexible, there are many ways to use it: as a dashboard, as a productivity tool, as a feed reader, etc. Every page is different. Today, I would like to show you how Netvibes can be used as a very powerful client for Twitter, the popular microblogging service.

Update and read your friends messages

Twitter widget on Netvibes

The first thing you want to do, is set up a Twitter widget. It lets you update your status and read your friends messages. You can install it by clicking this link: Add Twitter widget to Netvibes or by browsing the “Essential widgets” in Netvibes. Once added to your page, click the widget Edit link and enter your twitter username and password. That’s it.

Manage multiple accounts

If you happen to have several twitter accounts, you can manage them all in one place. All you have to do, is add one widget per account. You will never have to juggle with several passwords again.

Use twitter behind a firewall or a proxy

One cool thing about the twitter widget on Netvibes, is that it even works when twitter.com is blocked. As long as you can access Netvibes.com, you will be able to update your status.

Share articles with your followers

Share widgets and articles on Twitter

Back in november, we introduced a new feature that allows you to share widgets and links on social networks, including Twitter. It’s an easy way to share with all your followers the cool articles you stumble upon.

Third-party twitter widgets

var BW = new UWA.BlogWidget({moduleUrl:’http://nvmodules.typhon.net/nicolas/modules/summize/summize.html’}); BW.setConfiguration({‘title’:’Twitter Search’, ‘height’:’321′});

If you want to go further, there are many third-party widgets that provide services based on twitter:

This is probably only a fraction of what you can do. You certainly have more tips about using Twitter within Netvibes. If so, don’t hesitate to leave a comment. Also, follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/netvibes

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