Due to excessive downtime and API rate limiting by Twitter, I’ve been experimenting a bit with using Fluid to run Twitter in a Site Specific Browser (SSB). While I’d much rather be using Twitterific or Hahlo, this works pretty well, except I had no luck with any Twitter auto-reloading UserScripts I found. So, as usual, I wrote my own.
The script was uploaded to UserScripts.org, you can install it and view source over there: Twitter Reloaded on UserScripts.org
The script does a few things differently from other scripts I found:
- Reloading is postponed if there is any text in the status field
- A visual countdown is inserted into the top of the page
- Twitter pages are reloaded every two minutes, that’s probably still gratuitous, but every minute seemed like overkill.