Hey Gmail users: Did you know you can stick the Twitter Public Timeline in the “web clips” area of your Gmail? (Or any public Twitter user’s timeline).
It can be distracting from the email at hand but its still fun. All you have to do is grab the RSS feed of the timeline (find it at the bottom of this page) and then go to Settings > Web Clips in Gmail and add the RSS feed url. Incidentally, you can do this with any RSS feed.