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Advertising And Twitter

Written on November 3rd, 2010

I’ll admit, I don’t get it. It’s been four years now and yet Twitter is pushing forward with an advertising based revenue model (at least, pushing forward via a 3rd party). I’m not Twitter, and for me to sit on the sidelines and recommend a revenue model for a service I’m not a part of is pretty weak. But that said, I honestly think people would pay for a Pro twitter service if Twitter would simply offer one. I think back to my days in the BBS era when we would all pay $50 (this is back in 1990, so […]

WPtouch 2.0: We Can See The Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Written on May 10th, 2010

We’re getting pretty close to releasing WPtouch 2.0 soon. We haven’t officially set a date, but the release will probably be counted using weeks, and can probably be counted using the fingers on one hand. We’ll hopefully firm that up next week. Dale wrote a pretty informative post over on BraveNewCode, so check it out. In short, we’ll be releasing a very reasonably priced paid version that includes support first, then will eventually roll out another free version using the new codebase. The major addition to WPtouch 2.0 is a new theme framework for creating mobile themes. WPtouch 2.0 will […]

How To Turn Off Twitter and Facebook

Written on July 30th, 2009

I’ve been trying to get more work done during the days lately, mainly so that I have less work to do in the evenings. One thing I’ve been trying to curb is my Twitter and Facebook usage. Some days I hardly use either, but sometimes when there’s a good conversation going on, I find it hard to pull away from. In addition, I do a lot of things on the computer almost instinctively, one of which is saving files after every small edit (at the end of every line of code I usually hammer on command-S, which saves the file […]

Twitter Over IM

Written on July 22nd, 2009

One of the things I’ve noticed lately is that I’m spending way more time on Twitter than I’d like. Truthfully, it’s fairly addictive, and I really don’t know why. This afternoon I noticed I noticed myself sitting on the updates page, refreshing occasionally, waiting for a few replies to some messages I had sent out. While doing that, I had the sudden idea that Twitter (at least for me) would be a bit more useful if it were a push system instead of a polling system. That way at least, I wouldn’t have to sit at the site and continue […]

Twitter Is A Medium For Conversation, Not Just Broadcasting

Written on April 27th, 2009

By no means am I a twitter expert. In fact, I’m not really even certain what that moniker means. Saying you’re an expert at Twitter is like saying you’re an expert at talking, or being able to hold a conversation. Sure, you have to understand what an @ sign does, and how to direct message someone, but other than that Twitter is just another tool in a wide arsenal of technology that allows people to establish and build relationships. I used to only follow my friends on Twitter. Even though I replied to most @ messages directed at me, I […]

Please Fix Twitter

Written on April 22nd, 2009

I’ve been using Twitter for a long time now, and the one universal constant in that time period has been the flakiness of the Twitter service. Even today, at least a year after some of these problems started cropping up, you still get the occasional “Fail Whale” when the servers can’t keep up. Some of the other random problems I’ve witnessed lately are: disappearing avatars the inability to upload a new avatar missing background images on profiles flaky service (i.e. the Fail Whale) messages that appear 30 – 60 minutes after they were tweeted Obviously running a service that can […]

How To Unfollow Ashton On Twitter

Written on April 17th, 2009

Ah yes, in what is probably one of the most documented penis measuring contests in recorded history, Ashton Kutcher has quickly vaulted his way up to 1,000,000 followers. For whatever reason, Twitter seems to have disabled the unfollow/follow button his account, so people can’t unfollow him. Thankfully, the Twitter API has a solution to this problem. If you want to unfollow Ashton, try the following: From a Linux or a Mac both (or something that supports curl), simply type the following: curl -u username:password -d “” http://twitter.com/friendships/destroy/aplusk.xml where username is replaced with your twitter username, and password is replaced with […]

New Links Page

Written on November 19th, 2008

I did a bit of work to my links page tonight. I wrote a piece of code so that now the people I follow on Twitter show up as well. It’s sort of a neat mashup, and I’m hoping to do a bit more with Twitter soon.