Right now statuses will be displayed when linked in the channel and they can be displayed by id. However, right now there is no support for displaying the latest status update for a given username since I am currently unsure how to distingish it from the status id's themselves.
After the twitter gem and API have proven to be flawed and unreliable I've decided to remove gut it. I've resorted to screenscraping for tweets. I'm not proud of it, It works, however, and I am losing zero functionality. Though, responce times will be slower since instead of fetching a tiny JSON object the entire web page is being fetched and then parsed with nokogiri. I'm doing some magic with XPATH since, unfortunately, nokogiri did not like me having two nots in my css selectors. Note the relevant ticket: sparklemotion/nokogiri#451
The cute.rb plugin adds !aww, !corgi, !kitty, and !puppy to the command list but allows easy extension by adding new CUTE_IDs and CUTE_SOURCEs. It will poll the 'top' imgur gallery for the associated subreddit and then pop links and descriptions to the images before re-polling.