Twitter Reloaded UserScript

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, you can install it and view source over there: Twitter Reloaded on

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.