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Add TwitterIM, Identica, Laconica in Pidgin with Microblog plugin

This tutorial shows how to install and enable microblog for Pidgin,
so that you can create account for TwitterIM,Identica,Laconica in pidgin.

First,edit /etc/apt/sources.list:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Add following to the file,save and close it.

For ubuntu 9.04:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/sugree/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/sugree/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

For ubuntu 8.10:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/sugree/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/sugree/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

For ubuntu 8.04:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/sugree/ppa/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/sugree/ppa/ubuntu hardy main

Add the gpg key:
gpg –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv 0CF459B8DF37ED8B
gpg –export –armor 0CF459B8DF37ED8B | sudo apt-key add –

Install this plugin:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pidgin-microblog

Now,launch Pidgin.Go to Tools->Plugins and check “Twitgin”.And add account from Accounts->Manager Accounts ,select TwitterIM,Identica,or Laconica in “Protocol” list.

I started blogging around 2011 at #Ubuntupirates, #ProjectX and #pir8geek, I’m currently working as Network/Linux SysAdmin.

I’m a Linux,opensource advocate and interested in network security and InfoSec.

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