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Ellie
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Post by Ellie » 06 Oct 2010, 13:29

I'm @topologie, not that I ever tweet anything interesting.

Stevo, your comment yesterday cracked me up.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Eric the .5b » 06 Oct 2010, 13:58

Semiapies.

I don't normally post 50 responses to some random meme. It just entertained people that I did that once. :)

EDIT: Great avatar pic, Ellie!
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Hugh Akston » 06 Oct 2010, 14:08

I have a SRSLY question about the twitter. If there theoretically were an idea that required >144 characters to express, would the twitterbot just say "I'm sorry @Dave, I can't let you do that", or does the text window just stop accepting characters?
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Sandy » 06 Oct 2010, 17:00

Hugh Akston wrote:I have a SRSLY question about the twitter. If there theoretically were an idea that required >144 characters to express, would the twitterbot just say "I'm sorry @Dave, I can't let you do that", or does the text window just stop accepting characters?
On some clients, it will use a service that stores the extended tweet and appends a URL to the first 140 characters of your tweet minus the amount for the URL. On most and I believe on Twitter itself, it just doesn't keep the extra characters in the tweet.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Pham Nuwen » 06 Oct 2010, 17:35

Hugh Akston wrote:I have a SRSLY question about the twitter. If there theoretically were an idea that required >144 characters to express, would the twitterbot just say "I'm sorry @Dave, I can't let you do that", or does the text window just stop accepting characters?
Or does it evacuate the air supply in a bid to destroy you?
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Jadagul » 06 Oct 2010, 17:55

I sometimes see people preface a tweet with (1/2) if it's just barely too long.

Of course, I once saw Reihan Salaam preface a tweet with (1/6) which is really a sign you should just post on your blog.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 06 Oct 2010, 18:03

Pham Nuwen wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:I have a SRSLY question about the twitter. If there theoretically were an idea that required >144 characters to express, would the twitterbot just say "I'm sorry @Dave, I can't let you do that", or does the text window just stop accepting characters?
Or does it evacuate the air supply in a bid to destroy you?
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Sandy » 06 Oct 2010, 22:30

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
Pham Nuwen wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:I have a SRSLY question about the twitter. If there theoretically were an idea that required >144 characters to express, would the twitterbot just say "I'm sorry @Dave, I can't let you do that", or does the text window just stop accepting characters?
Or does it evacuate the air supply in a bid to destroy you?
Evacuating that Air Supply would be a bid to save you. Unless it was evacuating them from obscurity.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Ellie » 28 Oct 2010, 17:56

RT @dynamoe: Lady on Hoarders, "Walking into my bedroom is walking into a minefield. Literally." If that's true, this would be the best episode ever!
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Ellie » 16 Dec 2010, 17:12

If you're not following @stevodarkly I am sorry you hate joy so much.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Stevo Darkly » 16 Dec 2010, 19:19

Aw, thank you, Ellie.

Actually, I've been meaning to write up a guide to my followers/followees that you should also be following, and who you might want to avoid, and then post it here, but I haven't had time.
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Post by Kolohe » 18 Dec 2010, 15:05

When you follow someone, what determines which tweets are shown on your home page? What shows up is not a complete set of what has been tweeted by any given individual over the time period displayed.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by lunchstealer » 19 Dec 2010, 02:17

Typically their direct replies to other twitterfolk are only shown on followers twitter feeds if they follow the person replied to.

Basically, if a tweet from @lunch starts with '@stevo ' then only stevo will see it, unless there's someone who follows both @stevo and @lunch. If lunch wants all his followers to see his reply to stevo, whether they follow stevo or not, then he has to put something before the @stevo, like '. @stevo - you win at teh intarwebs!'

Otherwise, all tweets should generally show up, but there may be more to it than that.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Ellie » 19 Dec 2010, 09:11

Interesting! Thanks, lunchstealer! I actually find the twitter interface distracting so I subscribe to the rss feed of everyone I follow and read it all in Google Reader, which does show all tweets.
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Jadagul » 20 Dec 2010, 05:39

Ellie wrote:Interesting! Thanks, lunchstealer! I actually find the twitter interface distracting so I subscribe to the rss feed of everyone I follow and read it all in Google Reader, which does show all tweets.
I do that too--don't have a twitter account--but I find it really annoying that it pulls tweets in chunks, so if two people I read have a conversation I get all the tweets from one of them and then all the tweets from the other.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Ellie » 21 Dec 2010, 20:43

Endless, sloppy love to Stevo and lunchstealer for letting me be a real meme-launcher, however briefly. 8-)
I should have listened to Warren. He was right again as usual.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Kolohe » 22 Dec 2010, 20:11

Seen on a non-public feed:

"A wise man gave two secrets to success in life: 1) Don't tell people everything you know. 2)"

"For Xmas, the GI Joe and Star Wars lines need to add 'The Bureaucrat'; this plastic toys would of course be 'Inaction Figures'"

"Mary, Joesph, I have the test reults here and.... Joseph, you are *not* the father. #MauryChristmas"
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Eric the .5b » 19 Jan 2011, 19:49

What are twitter programs/apps/whatever that people like?
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Re: Twitter!

Post by dbcooper » 19 Jan 2011, 19:50

Eric the .5b wrote:What are twitter programs/apps/whatever that people like?
I use the f1 extension for firefox to quickly tweet about a webpage.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Eric the .5b » 19 Jan 2011, 19:54

In my case, mainly for reading. I don't follow a huge number of people, but I'd like a nice, clear view of folks' tweets with the oldest at the top, not one-third of the page devoted to the tweets and the rest to things I'm uninterested in.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 19 Jan 2011, 20:08

I just hope I never have to sit through a movie about the guy who came up with Twitter becoming a multi-billionaire as a result.

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Re: Twitter!

Post by Sandy » 19 Jan 2011, 22:07

It takes some getting used to, but the new Twitter for Mac (aka Tweetie 2 for Mac) doesn't entirely suck. A couple of things are less intuitive than they should be, but I've gotten used to it.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by lunchstealer » 20 Jan 2011, 02:18

I use Echofon on iPhone, but not on my compy. I know Timothy uses Seesmic, but I can't recall if that's a phone app or a compy app. I think it's a phone app, and maybe he uses Tweetdeck from compy? I think I tried that one, and kinda liked it as these things go.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Timothy » 23 Jan 2011, 02:45

lunchstealer wrote:I use Echofon on iPhone, but not on my compy. I know Timothy uses Seesmic, but I can't recall if that's a phone app or a compy app. I think it's a phone app, and maybe he uses Tweetdeck from compy? I think I tried that one, and kinda liked it as these things go.
I use Seesmic from the computer, don't have a smart phone. Phone posts I text in. Seesmic also has a web option so you don't have to install anything. Tweetdeck was bullshit after awhile.
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Re: Twitter!

Post by Stevo Darkly » 14 Mar 2011, 03:10

I am extremely proud of this!

Over on Twitter, @wesingyourtweet put one of my posts to music. This is the realization of a longstanding dream of mine. Wonderfully done.

View video performance at:
http://wesingyourtweets.posterous.com/r ... tevodarkly

Length: 1 minute 42 seconds.
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