Saturday, May 03, 2008
Sane questions to ask before installing new software
I am dabbling in the world of Twitter, after resisting it for some time. The folks at Twitter offer several different ways to update -- and I've been mostly using Google Chat to do it. It's pretty slick - I can get updates from other people and send updated to my own account simply by messaging the Twitter user.
However, there are also clients out there for Twitter, and one popular one seems to be Twhirl, built on Adobe Air. Cool new web technology I guess.
I don't think I'm being paranoid by being annoyed by the warnings that comes through at installation. The Publisher is UNKNOWN and the level of system access is UNRESTRICTED. What a great combo! Sorry, but I think I'll stick with my instant message updating, or look for another client.
1) Why does Twhirl require unrestricted access to my computer?
2) What does it take to be listed as a known publisher to install the application?
Honestly I care less about 2 than 1. Anyone know any good Twitter clients?
Posted by Nick at 5/03/2008 10:35:00 PM