TwitteringMode gives you a full twitter client in emacs.
I really like the tweet/retweet editor (see image below). Also supports OAuth, notifications and background updates with:
(setq twittering-timer-interval 300) And since it's in emacs you can open multiple buffers each with its own view. You'll see in the image below my timeline, my replies timeline and that I'm editing a tweet. The tweet-editor buffer will go away and I'll be back in my code editing buffer as soon as I post it. TwitteringMode makes it a lot easier for me to stay focused on what's important (i.e., writing code) and still be able to check-up from time to time on what else is going on.