Twitter is the place to go for idle Internet chatter — for example, what could be more fun than following a Congressional representative who twitters about President Obama’s speech in real time?
However, the native Twitter Web interface is a model of bare functionality. If you want more features — and many people do — then you need a Twitter client. The best I’ve found to date is Twitterfall.
What is it? Twitterfall is a Web-based client for Twitter that adds all the search and trend-tracking bells and whistles that a news addict could ever want. Because it’s a purely Web-based service, unlike the Adobe AIR-based Twhirl or the Mac/iPhone’s Twitterrific, you can run it on any PC or device that can run a full-powered Web browser.