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digsby_logoDigsby has offered software to help users manage their instant messaging, emails, and social networks all in one place for a while now. At this week’s DEMOfall 09, the technology conference co-produced by VentureBeat, it’s launching a Twitter client that gives the microblogging service a more conversational feel. It supposedly avoids the pitfalls of other Twitter clients, such as taking up to much screen space or becoming too complicated.

digsby-demoIn its on-stage demo, the Digsby team described its Twitter application as “the world’s first Twitter client that is designed from the ground up for a mainstream audience.” There are a couple ways it’s customized for Twitter novices and dilettantes. For one thing, it shows tweets from oldest to newest, so you can follow conversations as they proceed, rather than seeing the newest comments then figuring out the context later. For another, it allows you to focus on the tweets of users you really care about, then track the more general tweet stream of everyone you follow more casually.

Digsby was developed by a company called dotSyntax. It passed 1 million users earlier this year.

[Photo:DEMO conferences, taken by Kenneth Yeung]


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