Here’s a cool little AppleScript that allows you to update Twitter using a Finder dialog. Click here to open the script in Script Editor. Change the username and password and hit run. A dialog will open asking, “What are you doing?” Type your update and hit Tweet. That’s it.
Put this script anywhere you can get to it or save it as an application and put it on your dock.
You can also make the script stay open and repeat every X minutes. Click here to see the code. Edit the timeOption, your username, and your password. Make sure you save it as an application with the option to stay open.
You could also run the first script using cron if you wanted it to run at specific times. There’s no fancy Growl notifications or iChat updates, just raw simplicity. I probably won’t even use these scripts because I update Twitter with Quicksilver. But if I had employees, I would implement something like this to keep a working team updated on job progress and the like. If nothing else, you’ll get a sense of how to script Twitter and the finder.
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