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Twitter as RSS Reader and Snagging URLs from Twitter

Twitter as RSS Reader and Snagging URLs from Twitter

Tonight’s insanity was motivated by Jeff Utecht’s post on Twitter as My RSS Reader especially when he says: Lately I’ve been thinking about Twitter as an RSS reader. My Netvibes page has about 30 RSS feeds in it, but my Twitter account has over 700 people or feeds that I can learn from. What I have found recently is that I’m reading and following more links from Twitter than I am from my RSS reader. Yes, I love Twitter (it’s…

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The Day Twitter Followers Made Me “Wash My Mouth Out With Soap”

The Day Twitter Followers Made Me “Wash My Mouth Out With Soap”

What can I say? Well apparently I said a lot more than people have come to expect from my mouth – as you can see from what’s been said in my twitter account! While some of my followers were a tad offended by my tweets — some actually enjoyed these more than my normal ones plus some choose to follow me! I’m comforted to know that I wasn’t alone in this – it was happening around the World – even…

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Oh NO! Is Your Scanner Down And You Didn’t Realise?

Oh NO! Is Your Scanner Down And You Didn’t Realise?

I use TweetScan all the time to effectively manage conversations in Twitter that I want to track e.g. replies to my twitter name dswaters and any other variations people have used e.g. suewaters and tags like Edublogs. With the number of people I follow I need TweetScan as my eyes and ears. By subscribing to the RSS feed for the tracking term using my feed reader I’m notified through Google Reader whenever anyone, anywhere, tweeters that term. Unfortunately – DUH…

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Tips for Diversifying Your Blog Subscriptions

Tips for Diversifying Your Blog Subscriptions

The best blog posts, for me, are those that make me STOP, reflect, ponder and challenge my own viewpoints! Take Claire Thompson “How to turn “Me Vision Into We Vision” post where she discusses the need to ensure we don’t limit our learning by getting sucked into group thinking — by restricting our blog reading and interactions to people who think the same way that we do. There is Need For Some Repetition My belief is you do need a…

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Tagging, Tracking and Using RSS with Twitter!

Tagging, Tracking and Using RSS with Twitter!

Beth Kanter and Amy Gahran have been discussing their use of twitter has meant they are less inclined to social bookmark items using del.icio.us. While twitter offers immediate gratification and connection with people plus heads-up of latest news/resources it is less ideal for retrieval and sharing at later dates. Beth thoughts are: If we add tags to Twitter we have a merge between object sharing and people sharing. What’s nice it is that with social booking sites like del.icio.us, it…

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