Twitter and Facebook contacts on my Thunderbird

October 21, 2011
By Bogomil Shopov
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Look what I’ve got:

I can see all my Facebook and Twitter contacts from my Thunderbird Addressbook already. This is kinda cool isn’t it.

I am using gContactSync experimental functions to do that.

Bogomil Shopov

I care about privacy, ethical design, and freedom in many aspects. I spend 20+ years working as a web developer and architect, analyst, manager, and product owner/manager in different environments, several countries, and multiple software industries like Healthcare and Hospitality. I wore many hats, and I use the knowledge gathered to optimize the flow of value across complex systems.


  • Caspy7

    October 21, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Nifty. :)

    I don’t know if you’re the person to mention it to, but these screenshots made me think: Why don’t we pull out all the “http://”s from website links?
    We could do the same think Firefox does for https.

  • Benedikt P.

    October 21, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    I don’t know why people want to remove http everywhere.
    If there’s an http sitting around somewhere then I know “this is supposed to be a link”. If there’s just a blue underlined text then this could be anything (c.f. the blue, underlined text used to delete cookies on the privacy pane of Fx). So if there’s no http then I need to have a closer look to decide which means it’s distracting me when scanning something.

  • Jake

    October 27, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    @Benedikt: I agree with you completely. Besides harming basic visibility of links, removing the “http://” harms the basic knowledge of people new to the web. If, for example, they copy/paste a link and “http” is magically there, they might get confused.


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