The eco-system around Pidgin is fantastic, below is yet another cool plug-in tip for it.
- download and install the plug-in the plug-in;
- go to Pidgin menu under Tools > Plug-ins you’ll find Pidgin-Twitter to activate and configure;
- place your username / password and define a couple of other options (such as show users’ avatars)
- Add a buddy to your GTalk account called firstname.lastname@example.org and choose to display it even when it is offline.
You’re good to go! Open the chat window for the buddy you just created and instantly it’ll display your messages.