Josh’s Lifelog for 2009-04-24

  • As easy as Tweetie makes it to watch multiple accounts, I’m considering creating a separate acct to follow “bots” and news tweets. Hmm… #
  • Since Twitter doesn’t have groups, I’m thinking @atebits’ stance on multiple accts makes more and more sense: http://bit.ly/jaR5v #
  • @clint Yeah, that post of his has been simmering in my brain for a while. And multiple accts in Tweetie for Mac is SO SLICK. in reply to clint #
  • @kylemaxwell Yeah, news works better in RSS than Twitter. Except when it doesn’t. Example: @ourpdx. They put extra stuff in Twitter. in reply to kylemaxwell #
  • @buckmasterflash @marukramer I’ve been a huge fan of Audacity for ages. It’s a great example of a very capable free open source app. in reply to buckmasterflash #
  • The more I think about emulating Twitter groups with multiple accts, the more I like it. It syncs across devices, works anywhere. #
  • @samgrover Each account needs an email address, but Gmail gives you unlimited email addys with the “+” hack: http://bit.ly/OH9CA in reply to samgrover #
  • @blogan No, you won’t want to follow my new @jabancroft_bots account, because it won’t say anything. (Or will it? πŸ˜‰ in reply to blogan #
  • @segphault I know, it’s a kludge. But it’s the best of a whole array of kludgy options, IMO. in reply to segphault #
  • @flowersbyfarha I actually already follow a lot of bots. Mostly from Ars, Digg, TechCrunch, etc. Not really looking for new ones. Yet. in reply to flowersbyfarha #
  • @kylemaxwell You can subscribe to a Twitter acct via RSS. But I follow almost 900 accts. I don’t want to add those one by one to GReader in reply to kylemaxwell #
  • In the process of unfollowing bots/faceless accounts from here (@jabancroft), and following with my new account, @jabancroft_bots. #
  • Here’s how I determine if you are a bot/faceless Twitter account: if all of your tweets end with a URL to your site. πŸ™‚ #
  • @marukramer A bot, or “robot”, is an automated Twitter account that reposts stuff, usually from a feed. E.g. @IntelSoftware or @TechCrunch. in reply to marukramer #
  • @gregleff I’m not protecting @jabancroft_bots from being followed, but I doubt it will ever say anything. I don’t care if people follow it. in reply to gregleff #
  • Sad that no one has yet noticed the clever little “robot” alter ego avatar image I whipped up for my @jabancroft_bots account. πŸ˜‰ #
  • @samgrover Thanks. I was just fishing for complements. πŸ™‚ Actually, I did it to visually distinguish it in the Tweetie account list. in reply to samgrover #
  • Another indication you’re a bot and going to get moved to my @jabancroft_bots account: your avatar image is a logo instead of your face. πŸ™‚ #
  • @betsywhim Its not a hard and fast rule. Plus, I know you guys. You’re safe. And I still read the other account. πŸ™‚ in reply to betsywhim #