Archive For The “twitter” Category

The Web is Plastic

By | July 20, 2014

Twitter really needs to seriously rethink the *mandatory* & unalterable displaying of images in one’s timeline on http://t.co/kklAvPC4K8 — Digital Maverick (@digitalmaverick) July 20, 2014 I saw the post above this morning and thought to myself that this is a problem I can solve. You can still bend and shape it to your desires, even […]

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Nonprogramistan Twitterbot Monstrosity

By | February 20, 2014

I wanted a Twitterbot to push out Markov generated stuff from Emily Dickinson’s work. I wanted to do it fairly quickly as it was inspired by an awesome discussion yesterday with Jason Coats who will be teaching one of VCU’s online courses this summer on poetry. One of his goals was to encourage students to […]

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Ambiguous Twitter Monitoring Leaves Athletic Departments Open to Embarrassment – Players – The Chronicle of Higher Education

By | November 6, 2013

Not the best article but some interesting ideas/research to explore.

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Ambiguous Twitter Monitoring Leaves Athletic Departments Open to Embarrassment – Players – The Chronicle of Higher Education

By | November 6, 2013

Not the best article but some interesting ideas/research to explore.

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Only the literary elite can afford not to tweet – SFGate

By | November 2, 2013

“Twitter has offered me an intellectual community I otherwise lack. It cuts the distance, both geographic and hierarchical. Not only can I talk with people in other places, but I can engage with people in different career stages as well. A sharp insight posted on Twitter is read, and RT’d (retweeted), with less regard for the tweeter’s resume (or gender or race) than it might be if uttered at, say, a networking event. Social media is a hedge against the white-shoe, old-boys’ networks of publishing. It is a democratizing force in the literary world.”

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Only the literary elite can afford not to tweet – SFGate

By | November 2, 2013

“Twitter has offered me an intellectual community I otherwise lack. It cuts the distance, both geographic and hierarchical. Not only can I talk with people in other places, but I can engage with people in different career stages as well. A sharp insight posted on Twitter is read, and RT’d (retweeted), with less regard for the tweeter’s resume (or gender or race) than it might be if uttered at, say, a networking event. Social media is a hedge against the white-shoe, old-boys’ networks of publishing. It is a democratizing force in the literary world.”

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The complete history of Twitter as told through tortured descriptions of it in the New York Times – Quartz

By | October 2, 2013

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Widgets

By | August 18, 2013

For adding twitter feeds to a blog, this is the place to do it. Ignore all the WP plugins.

h/t to Jim Groom

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Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets | World news | The Guardian

By | July 22, 2013

“”That includes following Twitter,” said a source at the penitentiary, referring to Pope Francis’ Twitter account, which has gathered seven million followers. “But you must be following the events live. It is not as if you can get an indulgence by chat…

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Vatican offers ‘time off purgatory’ to followers of Pope Francis tweets | World news | The Guardian

By | July 22, 2013

“”That includes following Twitter,” said a source at the penitentiary, referring to Pope Francis’ Twitter account, which has gathered seven million followers. “But you must be following the events live. It is not as if you can get an indulgence by chat…

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