I first tried consuming the Twitter RSS feed using a Dataview web part and SharePoint Designer, but fortunately (sic), I had some trouble figuring out how to display the tweet times in my local time zone, EST or GMT -0500. The RSS delivers the tweet times in GMT +0000, e.g., Tue, 18 Nov 2008 23:13:20 +0000. I found some XSLT to deal with it (http://ftrain.com/xslt_001.html is overkill), but it was messier than I cared to deal with.
into the very bottom, right-most zone so that it would load last, and not prevent the rest of the page from loading if Twitter is slow or absent. I kind of liked the "follow me on Twitter" link that they show in the preview on the badge page. For whatever reason, this link is missing from the HTML code, but this line
<a href="http://twitter.com/FamilySite" id="twitter-link">follow us on Twitter</a>
fixes the problem.
On the home page, at my wife's request, our tweets are now front and center at the top of the page. It shows a maximum of seven tweets. However, the code snippet has count as a parameter. I used a different account which already had lots of tweets, and was able to get 45 at once. So from the home page's content, I linked to a new web part page that shows up to 150 of our tweets. I figure beyond that, the page is going to be too long. This is one big advantage over RSS which appears to support a maximum of just 20.