However, the best experience for services like this are using a desktop client like Twhirl. Twhirl supports many micro-blogging services like Twitter as well as Laconica. By downloading this small Adobe Air desktop app you will be connected and updated as new posts come up on the HEaRD!
First you will need to visit herd.solidworksheard.com and setup an account by clicking "Register" at the top of the page. Once you are registered and have entered as much data as you like in your Profile settings you will be ready to use Twhirl!
Setup is extremely easy:
- Download Twhirl and install.
- Click on Configure (wrench icon)
- Click "Open Accounts"
- Pick "laconi.ca" from the selection list
- Type in "firstname.lastname@example.org" and click the "+".
- Then select your account and click "Connect"
- All finished! Now start posting!
As I mentioned you can use the web interface and use almost all the features except SMS and XMPP for now but when I get some free time I will be trying to implement these services for posting your status in the near future. For those of you not on Twitter, this is a great way to join the conversation without having to post to the masses.
So if you get a free second, vist http://herd.solidworksheard.com to register today and become a active member of "The HEaRD!" ~Lou