Ubuntu is transforming the desktop. In Lucid which will come out April 29th, social networking will be integrated into the desktop interface. (away from the browser) Using a messaging menu ubuntu users can send tweets and facebook posts through a dropdown menu. That does not mean we can’t approximate the same experience now with Karmic. So with the trusted Synaptic Applications Manager (I can’t get used to using the Software Center), I downloaded Gwibber.
Gwibber is the microblogging application of choice in Lucid.