Tweet your day away at work and never get caught!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 17:04
Posted in category Cool Stuff, social networking

Ok, this is by far the coolest Twitter related news I have seen in most likely ever.  Are you such a Twitter junky that you risk your job, income, house, family, etc. on letting the world know about your life in 140 or less characters?  If so, now you can do so a bit more safely and confidently.  SpreadTweeter is an ingenious program that will disguise you Tweeting habits by way of a fake Excel looking window.  Instead of the usual flashy and graphic rich appearance of pretty much every other Twitter app, SpreadTweeter brings extreme simplicity and office appearance to the popular micro-blogging service making work Tweeting less dangerous.  What versions of Excel does it mimic and how easy is it to install?  The answers to that and so much more are just inside.

At first you might think that this is an awesome idea, until  you start thinking about the various versions of Office that are currently in circulation and in use by businesses all across the world meaning a one size fits all just won’t work.  Fear not dear cube inhabitant as SpreadTweeter takes care of most of you with several design choices.  Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 for Windows users as well as Office 2008 for Mac are beautifully recreated for your office environment micro blogging.  Sadly Office XP users will have to use the Office 2004 template and hope to god that no one is the wiser.

The layout of SpreadTweeter is as you would assume modeled heavily after Excel.  Tweets are held in a fake column on the far left while the various Twitter functions such as replies, direct messages, and updates among others are held in column headers along the top of the sudo spreadsheet giving that life-like appearance to an oh so illegitimate piece of software.  Mac users even get the added benefit of a fake Excel icon showing as “active” in the OS X dock making your true motives even more obscure.

Ok, so appearance issues are taken care of for most users, but what about installation/compatibility issues.  Again, fear not as SpreadTweeter works using Adobe Air meaning all of those compatibility headaches are a thing of the past.  It is claimed that SpreadTweeter will install and run within 30 seconds which is certainly a nice feature as having install windows present on your desktop won’t exactly please the boss or IT department.  Now stick it to them with SpreadTweeter and its super light, super cameo appearance and operation.

By the way, the legallity and job assurances go out the window when you install this. However, just promise the developer, Elliot Kember, that you will bring him cookies and beer if he does get to visit the ‘ol slammer for his workplace shinanigans.  So what are you waiting for you white colored Tweeters.  Get downloading and let us know how it goes!

Source: Gizmodo, NYT, [Product Page]

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