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Back in October, Echofon released a statement saying that they were ending support for their Mac Twitter application. They had no plans on updating to Twitter’s API version 1.1 and so it’s days were numbered.
However, just today, they quietly updated the desktop app with API 1.1 support so it’ll live on. Not only did they upgrade the API support, but they also had various bug fixes.
Oddly enough, it seems that my ads are gone too. Actually the ads are still there, they are just so subtle that I don’t always notice them.
I’m not sure why Twitter can’t just play nice. Not long ago they started cutting off developers and now Instagram is kind of getting the boot. I know Twitter wants to make the best community, but if you don’t play well with others, no one is going to want to play with you.
To get around the Instagram issue, I’m using IFTTT.com to take any Instagram photos and upload them to Twitter. Twitter users will then still be able to see them inline. without leaving Twitter.com or the Twitter apps.
Did you see Twitter’s awesome recruiting video? I have to say, it got my attention because it’s cheesy awesome.
While listing open jobs, I noticed that they are even hiring a unicorn slayer. Now I think that may be illegal, with them being endangered and all, but you don’t find that job to many places.
I think I’m going to stay at my current nerdy job for now, but if I ever want to fly with the blue birds, Twitter sounds like fun.
How many times have you shared something on Twitter and then tried to find that tweet again a week or two later? But you couldn’t. Happens to me all the time.
I share a lot of things on Twitter that I find handy. Good tutorials, new software, Stack Overflow solutions, news & events, and chances are, I’m going to want to reference them again in the future. So that’s why I decided to archive all my tweets.
I’m doing this with WordPress and the Ozh’ Tweet Archiver plugin. The plugin checks Twitter a few times a day and pulls in the latest tweets. I can then use WordPress’ built-in search, or Google, to find previous tweets I’m looking for.
Good news for all the people following one of the Twin Cities Twitter weather alerts accounts as they are once again working.
They worked great over the winter, then suddenly stopped this spring. Turns out weather.gov updated the RSS feeds. In doing so, they dropped the old ones without telling us.
Unfortunately the weekend gave us more than enough severe weather to test the Twitter accounts and the alerts appear to be working fine again.
If you’re running Twitter or Mac and you have Apple’s Magic Mouse, or trackpad, you can move around Twitter for Mac just by swiping with two fingers.
Best of all, there is no additional software or configuration needed.
What can you do?
If you hover over a tweet that is a part of a conversation, swiping to the right brings up the conversation.
If there is a link in the tweet, and it’s not a part of a conversation, then it’ll open that link.
If the link is a picture, Twitter will use its built-in picture viewer just as if you clicked on it.