[sword-devel] Twitter

Ian Wagner iwagn973 at students.bju.edu
Tue Dec 29 21:22:33 MST 2009

On Dec 29, 2009, at 8:07 PM, Chris Little wrote:

> On 12/29/2009 7:48 PM, Matthew Talbert wrote:
>>> Does anyone think this is just a stupid idea? With Twitter's character
>>> limit, most of our updates will be cut off to some degree, but at least it
>>> gets (some of) the information out there.
>> Not sure if you're asking about Twitter in general or twitterfeed, but
>> anyway. I used to think twitter was pretty pointless, but I'm starting
>> to get what it's all about now. With Google now getting into the live
>> search thing, it definitely raises awareness on the web in general to
>> have tweets about a project.
> Either one really. :) I'm not sure I get the point of Twitter yet myself.
> But the use of Twitterfeed was what I'm really uncertain about. I'd rather have something semi-automated than have to watch for updates and twitter them manually. I just changed the Twitterfeed settings a bit, so that they only twitter the article titles, which should prevent cut off messages now.
> For modules, I'll write a modified RSS feed better suited to Twitter's constraints. I'm not sure whether updates to beta modules should be twittered as well.

I think that Twitter is becoming more important now that most businesses and software projects (both open-source and commercial) are posting news there. I like the article title idea much better. If people are interested, they will click the link to get the full story. Nice work Chris :)

>> I'd suggest a shorter hash tag; #sword seems fairly unused. Perhaps we
>> can all use that for sword and frontend related tweets?
> Sounds good. I added a #sword suffix to all of posts coming via Twitterfeed.
> --Chris
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