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twitter & tsn.7

Postby Neo » 30 Jan 2008, 17:47

I don't know how many of you read my tech blog at thepizzy.net/blog, or pay attention to the news blurb on the tsn splash page.

But for the last 2 days, I've been working with the Twitter programming API and have come up with an interesting feature that I'm hoping to get everyone involved with.

Remember the tsnXchat from back in the day? You would post what you were doing on the page, and it would update it live? You liked that didn't you?

Well, now there's something else - something better...something that will enable you to update it from your phone, gtalk, jabber, livejournal, or the web...it's called twitter.

twitter.com is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

What are we using it for? It's two-fold really:
[*] It will take place of the tsnXchat program: When you join twitter, let me know your username, and I'll tell the account for the-spot.net to "follow" you. That means that when you update your twitter status (like you would facebook or myspace), it will notify the-spot.net's twitter and appear in what's called the "Friends Timeline." This timeline will then appear on the My Spot page as the old tsnXchat did, and you can see everyone's updates. Want a sample?
[*] It will help create a more immediate way to provide important information: Let's say I break the site - or the n00bs that run the server break the server. If you're following the-spot.net's twitter account, you'll know about it almost immediately because I will have sent out a twitter update saying so. Then you don't have to send a message to me asking why it's down - or if you're in the middle of typing something and have twitter notifications sent to your IM or cellphone, you won't hit Send and lose it.


But that's not all - I'm also going to be working on a method to update your twitter from the-spot.net's page directly. So give the website a look, if you sign up, let me know - I hope you do...there are already a handful of people on it:

Neo (http://www.twitter.com/neotsn)
Wizard (http://www.twitter.com/winkydo)
Hambone (http://www.twitter.com/hamboneman)
Frankli (http://www.twitter.com/frankli)
Rueishness (http://www.twitter.com/rueishness)
KD (http://www.twitter.com/kdeptula)
Bad-Mojo (http://www.twitter.com/bad00mojo)
Lady Love (http://www.twitter.com/txpamw)
Sarge (http://www.twitter.com/txsarge)
Mandaloo (http://www.twitter.com/mandaloo)
BinaryAngel (http://www.twitter.com/moriendi)
SubtleDecision (http://twitter.com/bwangler)
tank_driver_will (http://twitter.com/tankdriverwill)
Lei Lei (http://twitter.com/leilei06)
wonder6irl (http://twitter.com/mathewsmom)
Aimless_Wonderings (http://twitter.com/AimlessWonders)
...you?

When you join...go to http://www.twitter.com/neotsn and http://www.twitter.com/thespotnet and follow us. Be sure you turn on Notifications for thespotnet's...you can for mine too if you're just curious
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby Neo » 01 Feb 2008, 16:50

Bad mojo joined too...anyone else?

it helps the work day go by quicker if you have an anonymous person to send your thoughts to, like Twitter.
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby vimmington » 01 Feb 2008, 21:33

sounds interesting and fun but im the only Ohio dude on the-spot :ohwell:
so this smurf-poo is sent to your cell phone or your computer or what? im on my comp 2 hours MAX a day.
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby Neo » 02 Feb 2008, 03:09

You can send it from their website, your IM, or your cell...and you can receive updates from all those places as well from anyone that you're Following & have set to Receive Notifications.

You can "Follow" all the tsn people and it'll put them on your twitter homepage for you...and you can choose from those who you want to receive notifications from (preferably at least thespotnet's twitter) to whatever service you'd like.


For me, I am Following everyone that has one from tsn, and only a couple people I've got set to send notifications to my IM (since I have IM on my phone, and don't want them to be delivered as txt msgs).
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby vimmington » 02 Feb 2008, 09:52

well like i said it sounds fun and interesting and all that, but i think it would just make me lonelier hear about everything going on as its happening that im not there for. badass concept tho...
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby SaikoubiAkurei » 03 Feb 2008, 11:29

I'm in. Happy, neo?
bored much?
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby Neo » 03 Feb 2008, 23:29

Very...

...in my pants. :disappear:
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby SaikoubiAkurei » 07 Feb 2008, 09:37

ugh!!!

lame...
bored much?
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby Neo » 04 Mar 2008, 11:38

mandaloo just joined today finally.
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby Neo » 04 Mar 2008, 23:09

mandaloo's site: http://www.twitter.com/mandaloo

Chuck Splatt (from splatt.org) is also on twitter: http://www.twitter.com/chucksplatt
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby Pam » 05 Mar 2008, 12:18

I just want to say, that I really like Twitter. It's fun. It's a cool way to keep up with what everyone is up to.

So go join!
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby Neo » 30 Apr 2008, 12:54

Got some new people on twitter since the last post...

Sarge (http://www.twitter.com/txsarge)
BinaryAngel (http://www.twitter.com/moriendi)
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby Hambone » 30 Apr 2008, 14:49

twitter is a way to tell people what you are doing between blog post or in my case its the only way people know what im doing because i dont do blogs. its very simple to use and can be done from your cell phone and or gtalk chat and the website.
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Re: twitter & tsn.7

Postby Neo » 30 Apr 2008, 14:54

Did you read the first post? It explains it there...but here is a video that explains it in plain english...

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