Its not all rosy in the Web 2.0 world. Some of my colleagues have been waxing lyrical about the value of Twhirl. This tool describes itself as follows:
‘twhirl is a desktop twitter client, based on the Adobe AIR platform.
Some of twhirl’s features:
- runs on both Windows (2000/XP/Vista) and Mac OSX
- connects to multiple Twitter and Friendfeed accounts
- notifications on new tweets
- shorten long URLs (using snurl, twurl or is.gd)
- cross-post updates to Pownce and Jaiku‘
plus, plus, plus
I have noted that my MacBook Pro has taken a hit recently and it turns out that twhirl is taking up a constant 10% of my CPU usage. BAD. According to Seesmic:
‘The constant CPU usage is a problem of Adobe AIR on OSX, unfortunately. We have contacted Adobe about this, and they have confirmed that they are aware of it and working on a solution.
I’m sorry to tell you
No its does not solve the problem, it just passes the buck elsewhere. I wonder what the Adobe response to this would be?