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so i think a while back my sister got me into another online social media thing, called twitter. at first glance, it seems to be simply two things: arrogant and not worth the effort.

what you do is update your "Status", like in facebook, whenever you do something different. i mean, that's the idea but you update it whenever you feel like it.

and i thought, "holy hell, who cares THAT much about what ANYONE does?" and then.., "and who the hell has the time to stop and update something every time they take another sip of coffee"? ok that's a little hyperbolic...

but at least on a user end it was cool because i "follow" friends of mine who update on what's goin' on... and i don't have to go to the website. there's a gmail address that you add to your google chat that works as an intermediary. you IM to it to change your status, and receive IMs of new statuses. not bad, not bad. ease of use, getting better.

and then i see that NPR has a news blog with an account. sweet. so now i'm getting IMs of news! w00t. omg there's a "SenateFloor" account! how cool is that? well not if you don't care, i suppose...

but i was wondering how all these blogs and stuff get updates so often and easily and, let's face it, as computer technology improves... someone is finding a way to do it easier (juice*, i'm looking at you). so i see that these blogs are updated (it says on your website) "from twitterfeed". so i check it out...

now this is where it's at, if you're gonna use twitter. all you have to do is login with an OpenID, give an RSS feed, and tell it what twitter account to update with, et voila!

this post will show up in my twitter feed, as the title, with a "tinyurl" link.

the internet was not made for hard work, my friends. it was made for stalking, and pr0n. or more precisely, easy stalking... and easy pr0n.
Speak up.
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From:kouredios
Date:April 11th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
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Wait. I thought *you* introduced *me* to twitter.

I'm so confused. I blame facebook, though.
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From:heterodoxus
Date:April 11th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
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it could be true. i'm over 30. i don't remember anything correctly anymore...

then whotf got me in to it then??
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From:aniika
Date:April 11th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
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that's so cool. I wonder if it would work with other blogs like wordpress. I imagine there must be a way.
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From:heterodoxus
Date:April 11th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
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if it's got an RSS feed, then ab-so-lutely.

if you've never messed with those before, i can help ya out, if'n you need it.
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From:aniika
Date:April 11th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
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cool. i might need a little help. it's not that i don't understand certain technical things, but it wasn't until you said, "this post will show up in my twitter feed, as the title, with a "tinyurl" link," that I was like, "oh that's neat. i wonder how i can do that." And yes, I know that in the previous sentence you'd just told how to do it, so i read it a few more times and i was still like, "hmm. i wonder..." haha.

I might email you about all this...
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 25th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)

twitter apparently can come in handy

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http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/04/25/twitter.buck/index.html

I guess it can be very useful sometimes...

(it's Kimberly BTW, I'm not special enough to have an account)
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