Posts Tagged “twitter”

  • Web Excursions for February 06, 2015
  • Nobody wants to see your post about what nobody wants to see.

    There have been multiple articles lately across the parts of the Internet I frequent regarding what one shouldn't post on their social media accounts. I would like to respond to every one of them by saying "screw you." I'm pretty sure there's no Dear Abby for Facebook, and if there is, it isn't you.…

  • Twitterify Popclip Extension

    I've added a quick new PopClip extension called "Twitterify" to the collection. It will convert any @names and #tags in the selected text to Markdown or HTML links pointing to the user's page on Twitter or a Twitter search for the hashtag. It's something I find myself doing pretty often when writing blog posts that mention users. I rarely link hashtags, but it seemed like a pretty standard addition.…

  • Slogger gets oAuth, Twitter starts working

    I pushed a new version of Slogger to the GitHub repository this morning. For those who don't care about all the nitty gritty, just head for the main page and download the zip.…

  • On App.net

    Twitter was a great idea. It wasn't alone, but it's the only micro-blogging platform that stood the test of time. I knew them all, thanks to an old app I wrote called MoodBlast. If you've never heard of it, you're probably in good company. Suffice to say that it was a way to post to Plurk, Pownce, Facebook, Twitter and others in one stroke. Only two of the nine services it worked with survived in any meaningful manner.…

  • Web excursions: Twitter Hacking Edition
  • Visualize your Twitter stream topics

    I worked out a somewhat cool trick this morning using Twitter, some PHP and Wordle.net. If you're curious to see what the major topics of conversation are in your Twitter stream right now, follow the instructions below. It currently piggy backs off of a dead project (JustTheLinks) I was working on, so it needs some polish before it's presented as any kind of usable service. Before I put too much time into it, though, I wanted to get some reactions.…