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Entries in Twitter (9)

Tuesday
Oct102017

Changing My Work Twitter Handle

I've been on Twitter a while now, but since starting in my current business role I've had a separate account for my work posts. I've been posting non-work things to @sylumer and work items to @SAP_Stephen. However last month I changed my work Twitter account and in this post I'm going to talk a little about the reason and approach.

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Saturday
Mar302013

How I'm Dealing with the Loss of Google Reader

As most of the Internet seems to have noticed, Google has plans to decommission Google Reader this coming July. This has caused quite a flurry of activity around RSS readers in general and there are numerous ideas, cloning projects and the like springing up. My approach to resolving this scenario however is a little different…

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Saturday
Jan282012

Clearly I need a new mobile web browser

I use my iPhone for keeping up to date on a number of social media platforms. It's how I consume news and what's going on in my areas of interest. I've pretty much abandoned RSS feeds these days for the curated content of Twitter, and I now would find it had to operate as effectively without my nice ordered Twitter lists. The problem is the information I often require is in linked to articles and posts. This involves my Twitter client either using it's internal browser or spawning out into mobile Safari. Not too bad in the main, but some sites are poorly formatted for mobile browsing. Either I get a desktop experience crammed onto a tiny screen or a poorly styled (usually some odd Wordpress theme) mobile page that doesn't actually let me scroll the whole article onto the screen. Clearly what's needed is a better mobile web browser...

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Wednesday
Oct052011

The Ideal Twitter Client Top 10 Feature List

Each day I access Twitter using a variety of platforms and whilst I find that the clients I use are workable, none of them quite matches up to my ideal. I thought I'd share my top 10 wants from a Twitter client … just in case someone knows of an existing Twitter client that meets these criteria or even wants to create a client that meets all of them.

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Sunday
Feb282010

Mass Tweet Delete

A few days ago my partner was having a problem with her organisation's Twitter feed. Part of their feed is driven by an automated RSS to Twitter service and for some reason the RSS feed reset and the Twitter account was then flooded with several years of postings from the RSS feed.

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Sunday
Jan242010

Automatically get Tweets to Evernote without using @myen

I find @myen quite limiting for getting my Tweets into Twitter. There is however another way.

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Thursday
Aug202009

How to Feed Twitter to FeedBurner

I tried adding my Twitter RSS feed to FeedBurner a little earlier.  Even though FeedValidator identified the feed as valid FeedBurner wouldn't.  Googling this suggested that either Twitter isn't producing nice RSS feeds (which FeedValidator's validation seems to contradict) or FeedBurner has blocked it.

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Wednesday
Jul222009

Tweet from a dumb phone

There are lots of Twitter clients out there for smart phones, but you can also tweet from a 'dumb' phone.  The trick is to use a service like TwitSay or TwitterFone.  Once you register, these services give you a local telephone number to call.  You can then record a short voice message.

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Thursday
Feb192009

Twitter HashTags

Now this post is really aiming to look in more detail at something known as hashtags (or#hashtags / hash tags).  Historically this is a concept borrowed from instant messaging where a theme is tagged with a special keyword.  These keywords are identified by a "#" prefix ... hence the name.

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