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Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:32 pm

I just joined Twitter. Here is the url:

https://twitter.com/dhammawiki

I already have too many personal sites with facebook, etc. so made this one to represent Dhamma Wiki.

Feel free to post your twitter url here, if you have one.

Still not sure how to use it or what to do. :tongue:

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Re: Twitter

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:35 pm

Greetings,

My username there is shravaka, but I'll be honest, I don't actively do anything on Twitter.

I just sign up to a few bands and such that I like to get updates on what they're doing.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Twitter

Postby Perry » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:45 pm

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

My username there is shravaka, but I'll be honest, I don't actively do anything on Twitter.

I just sign up to a few bands and such that I like to get updates on what they're doing.

Metta,
Retro. :)


Yes I do the same thing. I am on Twitter but never actually Tweet, my life isn't interesting enough!

I just follow people I have an interest in such as Stephen Fry, John Cleese, Jonathan Ross, Yoko Ono and Russell Brand.

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Re: Twitter

Postby poto » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:49 pm

Twitter is just another publishing platform. How you use it and what you publish is up to you. For example, lot of bloggers tend to update twitter when they make a new blog post. If you want to use twitter specifically to promote DhammaWiki, I would suggest you update twitter when new or interesting content is added to DhammaWiki.

I rarely post anything these days, but here's mine anyways:
http://twitter.com/potomoto
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Re: Twitter

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:58 pm

poto wrote: If you want to use twitter specifically to promote DhammaWiki, I would suggest you update twitter when new or interesting content is added to DhammaWiki.


:thumbsup: Good idea.

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Re: Twitter

Postby pink_trike » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:21 pm

I wish someone would build a combo with all the features of facebook, twitter, forums, and google wave all in one place.
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Re: Twitter

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:31 pm

Greetings pink_trike,

pink_trike wrote:I wish someone would build a combo with all the features of facebook, twitter, forums, and google wave all in one place.


Then there'd be one more site you'd be obliged to join! :tongue:

Metta,
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Re: Twitter

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:32 pm

I just tried tweeting with a link and it wouldn't work. Does twitter not allow links? When I did it without the link, it went through with no problem.

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Re: Twitter

Postby Ben » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:34 pm

Perhaps David your tweet needs a tweak!
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Re: Twitter

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:36 pm

Ben wrote:Perhaps David your tweet needs a tweak!


:rofl:

Yes, I'd say so!

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Re: Twitter

Postby adamposey » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:10 am

David N. Snyder wrote:I just tried tweeting with a link and it wouldn't work. Does twitter not allow links? When I did it without the link, it went through with no problem.


The problem with twitter is the 140 Character limit. It is common for tweets to contain links, but using a shortener like bit.ly :)

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Re: Twitter

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:02 am

adamposey wrote:The problem with twitter is the 140 Character limit. It is common for tweets to contain links, but using a shortener like bit.ly :)


Thanks! I just changed my tweet to include the link I wanted to put.


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