I've had this idea in my head for a while and just got it to work this morning.
Basically you send a tweet from Twitter and this script runs, picks up your current twitter status, and if need be, updates your gChat status. I'm working on a service version of this where you could use gpowered.net to do all this for you. Stay tuned =) If I change the version of the script that I have running in the service, you will be able to see the source code that I have checked in [here](http://code.google.com/p/gpo wered/source/browse/trunk/gpowered/scripts/twitter2gChat.py)
For those of you that don't know what Twitter is: _
"Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send "updates" (or "tweets"; text-based posts, up to 140 characters long) to the Twitter website, via short message service (e.g. on a cell phone), instant messaging, or a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. Updates are displayed on the user's profile page and instantly delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone is the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email or through an application. For SMS, four gateway numbers are currently available: short codes for the USA, Canada, and India, as well as a UK number for international use. Several third parties offer posting and receiving updates via email." (Wikipidia)_
import sys, xmpp, os, twitter class Twitter2gChat: twitter_login = os.environ['TWITTER_LOGIN'] twitter_pass = os.environ['TWITTER_PASS'] google_login = os.environ['GOOGLE_LOGIN'] google_pass = os.environ['GOOGLE_PASS'] twitter_status = None updated = False catches = 0 #keep looping and wait for xmpp response def GoOn(self,conn): while self.StepOn(conn): pass #keep listening for responses def StepOn(self,conn): try: conn.Process(1) except KeyboardInterrupt: return 0 return 1 #handle responses def iqHandler(self, conn,iq_node): print 'in iqHandler' self.catches = self.catches + 1 #we have looped enough, die if self.catches == 4: print 'i think we did it' sys.exit(0) #print response, don't need to send anything back if self.updated == True: print iq_node #havn't updated yet, sent status update else: #we can build of response node = iq_node.getChildren() #remove what we don't ned node.delAttr('status-list-max') node.delAttr('status-max') node.delAttr('status-list-contents-max') iq_node.delAttr('from') iq_node.delAttr('type') iq_node.delAttr('to') #update the current status curr_status = node.getChildren() #no need to update if curr_status.getData() == self.twitter_status: print 'status is already tweet' sys.exit(0) curr_status.setData(self.twitter_status) #set response iq_node.setType('set') print 'sending' print iq_node self.updated = True conn.send(iq_node) print 'end of iqHandler\n\n' #start talking to the server and update status def updateGtalkStatus(self): #connect jid=xmpp.protocol.JID(self.google_login) cl=xmpp.Client(jid.getDomain(),debug=) if not cl.connect(('talk.google.com',5222)): print 'Can not connect to server.' sys.exit(1) if not cl.auth(jid.getNode(),self.google_pass): print 'Can not auth with server' sys.exit(1) #build query to get current status iq = xmpp.Iq() iq.setType('get') iq.setTo('firstname.lastname@example.org') node = xmpp.Node() node.setName('query') node.setAttr('xmlns', 'google:shared-status') iq.addChild(node=node) print iq #register with server and send subscribe to status updates cl.RegisterHandler('iq',self.iqHandler) cl.send(iq) self.GoOn(cl) cl.disconnect() #get current twitter status def getTwitterStatus(self): api = twitter.Api(username=self.twitter_login, password=self.twitter_pass) self.twitter_status = api.GetUserTimeline(self.twitter_login, 1).text #don't want to use replies if self.twitter_status.find('@') >= 0: sys.exit(0) t = Twitter2gChat() t.getTwitterStatus() t.updateGtalkStatus()