Twitter-less Pidgin

With the retiring of Twitter's API v1.0 a couple days ago, the microblog-purple plugin that lets you use Pidgin as a Twitter client stopped working.

The API retiring has been coming for a while and there's doesn't seem to have been any development activity on mb-purple since 2010, so i'm on the hunt for something else that lets me keep using Pidgin, or some other IM client that I can use with Twitter, Jabber/XMPP and IRC. Maybe some kind soul will fork the plugin and fix it up for the v1.1 API.

I'd take a stab at it, but after a quick look at the source code and the Twitter API, it's probably beyond my rudimentary skills. I might play with it anyway.