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Author Topic: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!  (Read 5563 times)

zridling

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DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« on: February 15, 2009, 04:14:50 AM »
Sure, Twitter is the latest fad; however, its traffic has grown exponentially in the last two months. Perhaps in large part it's due to the fact that it's a no-spam/no ad medium. DonationCoder.com should have a presence on it by posting new topics as posts and gaining exposure to its smart programmers and its interesting posts by members. There are plenty of plugins for WordPress to auto-tweet blog posts; why not develop the same for DC?

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009, 06:06:21 AM »
+1 from me, great idea! :Thmbsup:

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 06:22:04 AM »
maybe there is an existing rss -> to -> twitter service that could do it.

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2009, 06:23:50 AM »
Friendfeed can.

You have to set it up in the friendfeed account options, and selecting which things to post to the twitter account, which in this case would be things from the RSS feed of DC that you would add to the DC friendfeed account, first.

By doing this, you'd have a presence on both friendfeed and twitter
« Last Edit: February 15, 2009, 06:25:48 AM by app103 »

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2009, 08:30:33 AM »
Agree with app. Friendfeeds got multiple social network reach so it is better integrate with such service.


More, it can be used to Broadcast Software Updates, Contests, DC Projects(Fund raiser etc).

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2009, 08:32:02 AM »
Why I mentioned friendfeed was because it can post to twitter for you.

DC RSS --> Friendfeed --> Twitter

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2009, 02:17:08 PM »
I can also suggest Website Watcher to foolow donationcoder.

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2009, 03:00:52 PM »
For those who want a guide to/about Twitter, here it is:
http://www.buzzblogg...ve-guide-to-twitter/

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2009, 03:03:06 PM »
I can also suggest Website Watcher to foolow donationcoder.

 :(  Only for Windows users, though. (Still one of the all-time great apps.)

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2009, 05:51:17 PM »
Zaine:

Your wish was granted: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=17049.0

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 07:24:22 AM »
Very nice, and for the record it's donationcoder.

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Re: DC should be Twittering its new topic posts!
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009, 03:10:07 PM »
I'm just hoping DC's presence on Twitter doesn't open the floodgates for the clueless and the spammers.

Fingers crossed. :tellme: