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Wordpress Notification Bar for Twitter or similar?

I am looking for a Wordpress plugin (or service?) which will allow me to send a tweet and display it at the top of the page, with some caveats. [more inside]
posted by terrapin on Nov 24, 2015 - 1 answer

Can I blog safely as a woman if I use my real name?

Is there a way for me to blog under my real name and still avoid exposing myself to stalking, doxxing, threats, and harassment? [more inside]
posted by MetaFilter World Peace on Nov 23, 2015 - 17 answers

Why do Twitter accounts get hacked?

Occasionally, I notice that friends' Twitter accounts (usually, apparently, dormant ones) are taken over by spambots posting links to fake Ray-Bans, etc. Why specifically does this happen? Would it be scripts trying out low-hanging-fruit passwords ("password"), a brute force attack, or something else? And would a very high-strength password fully protect you from these attacks?
posted by dontjumplarry on Nov 22, 2015 - 7 answers

Is the (Windows 7) desktop Tweetdeck still supported?

Unlike the Mac and mobile platforms, Windows 7 doesn't have a native Twitter app other than Tweetdeck. But it appears that it's no longer available and only a web-based version of Tweetdeck exists. Is that the case? What else is there?
posted by tommasz on Oct 30, 2015 - 8 answers

What percentage of a Twitter feed can legitimately be fakes?

Popular Twitter feeds collect fake followers. What percentage would you think reasonable for bot followers, over which you'd suspect someone of having padded out their followers list? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Oct 26, 2015 - 6 answers

Twitter analytics gurus help me count the ways

Is there a way to count how many times a specific twitter account has tweeted out a hashtag? [more inside]
posted by lillian.elmtree on Oct 15, 2015 - 12 answers

The white, it burns

Please help me change my Twitter background to anything other than plain, boring, bright white. [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Sep 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Recommend some good retweeters

Looking for some recommendations of good retweeters. [more inside]
posted by starman on Aug 23, 2015 - 6 answers

How can I find the total number of tweets for a hashtag?

I'm trying to find out how many tweets a particular hashtag has had over the last 90 days. I've been clicking through various Twitter analytics sites and not finding the data I need- either they only show the last 30 days, or they show the tweets but don't give me a total #. Anyone know a tool that can definitely answer this question? Thanks!
posted by three_red_balloons on Aug 19, 2015 - 2 answers

Is there a way to google twitter accounts without followers?

I would like to observe some active twitter accounts without followers, or with very few followers (let's say, no more than 3). Is there a way to search those particular accounts? Is there a google ninja (or bing, or yandex) that may help me?
posted by - on Aug 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Twitter 102

Explain this crazy little thing called hashtags to me. How do you use them? How do you find good ones? What the heck are good ones? Why are they good? What do you do with them? Also, twitter culture and relationships. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Jul 27, 2015 - 21 answers

Posting the same link from an RSS feeds to twitter several times a day.

Is there a (free) service which will allow me to automatically post the same link from an RSS feed (in other words my blog) automatically to twitter four or five (scheduled) times a day? ifttt.com only allows you to do this once as its posted and Buffer only allows for a single scheduled time or different links at different times.
posted by feelinglistless on Jul 22, 2015 - 5 answers

Question About Using Python to Post to Twitter

What is the easiest way to automate a daily twitter status update with an image? The project is a twitter account that is counting down to a future event. I am working to create a daily update for my twitter account using python. Right now I'm running it off my computer, but the eventual goal is to host it online somewhere virtually. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Jul 20, 2015 - 6 answers

15 animal selfies that are shaking up the science world.

This had got to be the stupidest question, but I really can't tell at all and basic googling has not helped. Is @cnni a parody account or a legit CNN account?
posted by 256 on Jul 18, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me automate twitter

So i've recently come to grasp the power of IFTTT and twitter together. I'd like to experiment with some slightly more advanced twitter automations. I'd like to make a script to use twitter to directly access articles using my institution's URL. More below the fold [more inside]
posted by cacofonie on Jul 6, 2015 - 4 answers

Why am I having to sign in again and again on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter?

I am constantly having to sign in again on Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter on my laptop (2014 Macbook running Yosemite and generally using Safari browser, but same issue occurs when I use Chrome too) even though I select the option for the browser to remember to stay signed in and to remember my laptop & browser. [more inside]
posted by zresearch on Jul 6, 2015 - 5 answers

Plato quotes has followed me. BUT WHY

I keep getting followed by spammy Twitter accounts that don't link to anything or sell anything, as far as I can tell. What is their purpose? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jun 17, 2015 - 3 answers

Embedding Facebook & Tweets into Tumblr

When I try to embed a Facebook post or a tweet (with a picture) the embed works, but! It sits under the previous post - as if tumblr doesn't know there's an image there. Here is a (not especially clear) picture of what it looks like. Is there a way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by malpractice on Jun 7, 2015 - 1 answer

Looking for iOS/Web Twitter Clients that Let Me Just Show Link Tweets

I’m mostly only interested in tweets with links. I’m looking for both an iPhone app and a web interface (or, as a fallback, a Windows app) that will just show me that. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 26, 2015 - 3 answers

Best way to find/search for Facebook and Twitter profiles

How do I properly search for Facebook pages in such a way that I find ALL the results that I am looking for? [more inside]
posted by bobobox on May 7, 2015 - 2 answers

Music magazines on social media

Please help me find music magazines/groups with a social media presence. In particular, I'd like to find genre-specific ones whose content is carefully curated. [more inside]
posted by null14 on Apr 21, 2015 - 1 answer

I Can't Picture This

All of sudden I can't attach pictures to my tweets, and I can't find out why. [more inside]
posted by lpsguy on Apr 17, 2015 - 3 answers

Maintaining anonymity/privacy with multiple Twitter accounts

I have a so-far unused 'public' Twitter account under my real name tied to my primary (real-name) gmail account. I have a 2nd Twitter account tied to a different gmail address that I would like to use for personal/ frivolous/off-brand uses. I would prefer that the twain shall never meet - e.g. my personal Twitter will not be suggested to contacts from professional Twitter as 'someone to follow'. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by Svejk on Mar 29, 2015 - 6 answers

Help an absolute beginner tweet (for a business)

I've just opened a small restaurant/take out spot in Tokyo, and I've been told that Twitter is a lot more popular here than Facebook among (especially young) Japanese people, and that I should join. So, I did. Now what? Is there a Twitter for Beginners guide? Advice for connecting facebook, twitter, and my sorely unused instagram? Unspoken rules of etiquette?
posted by Ghidorah on Mar 24, 2015 - 10 answers

Current best practices for updating social media sites simultaneously?

Back when I used to have a blog, my Twitter account would automatically tweet links to my new posts. Meanwhile, my tweets were automatically posted as Facebook statuses. But that was 5+ years ago and I have no idea what the done thing is these days. [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Mar 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Not twitterstalking, just twitter… observing?

A slightly weird situation has arisen in my relationship with my SO over the people I follow on Twitter. To me it feels controlling; am I overreacting? [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Mar 14, 2015 - 46 answers

Libel on Facebook and Twitter - what can we do?

My partner's daughter's ex has posted false accusations on Facebook about him and they are being discussed on Twitter. YANOL but does anyone have any advice? The Police are involved but not doing much, Facebook have ruled it doesn't break their guidelines, and we've been told it would be too expensive to sue for defamation (this is in the UK). My partner is massively distressed and we don't know what to do and I don't know how to support him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2015 - 11 answers

Negotiating to sell a twitter account.

I have a personal twitter account that's a pretty common two-word English phrase. Someone's contacted me asking about acquiring the name, to use for a brand new business with the same name. I'm looking for advice from people familiar with these negotiations. How do you evaluate the value of a twitter name, and what's a reasonable starting offer? [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Feb 21, 2015 - 6 answers

Just started Twitter account and it is suspended

I finally just started a Twitter account two days ago. I have not yet tweeted, retweeted or requested friends. Now I'm told the account is suspended. [more inside]
posted by dances_with_sneetches on Feb 10, 2015 - 20 answers

AlgorithmFilter: Why not use Bayes to deal with online harassment?

Isn't Bayesian filtering the already-existing solution to online harassment on a medium like Twitter? [more inside]
posted by dis_integration on Feb 9, 2015 - 10 answers

Watch SpaceX launch with explanations

I'm watching the live SpaceX launch right now, and I don't know what any of these things mean or what is happening. Is there a live tweet, video, or other stream that explains everything they say?
posted by freyley on Feb 8, 2015 - 7 answers

Creating a Twitter button that tweets dynamic text?

Hooboy. I'm in over my head. I modified a script to create a very simple name generator website. So far so good. But how can I create a Twitter button that populates the tweet with the phrase the script generates? (Difficulty: I really don't know what I'm doing. It's a minor miracle I made it this far.) [more inside]
posted by veggieboy on Jan 29, 2015 - 4 answers

OldPersonFilter: Why would someone want to replicate @pauijiac3?

Some kid (I presume, his userpic looks young) badgered me on Twitter to give him information on making Twitter bots. He said he wants to make something that replicates @pauijac3. I look at that Twitter account, and I have no idea what it is. I enjoy weird Twitter, but this seems far afield of gregnog territory. Can anyone explain why people like that account and why you'd want to make a bot like that?
posted by ignignokt on Jan 22, 2015 - 6 answers

Who are the best Twitter accounts for sports and gaming?

I'm trying to put together a canonical list of the best Twitter personalities for people who are into popular sports (football, basketball, golf, soccer, etc.) and gaming (poker, blackjack, slots, etc.). Who are the best that are currently tweeting, and why do you like them? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Jan 4, 2015 - 7 answers

I spy, with my little eye, everything that is happening everywhere

I am fascinated by live tracking types of websites such as FlightAware and Tweetping. Where can I find more real-time website goodness? [more inside]
posted by susanaudrey on Dec 26, 2014 - 13 answers

Who died and left me hall monitor? Oh, wait...

Managing a Twitter account for a professional education/networking group: what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by Sheydem-tants on Dec 11, 2014 - 4 answers

Twitter used to shorten URLs, but now it doesn't?

Sometimes, mostly due to work circumstances, I'm using Twitter via their website rather than an app on my phone. But when I try to post a link to a news article or blog post, I find that Twitter isn't automatically shortening the URL. Do they not do this any more? [more inside]
posted by maralinn on Nov 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Barely used twitter account followed a bunch of people... was it hacked?

I have a barely used twitter account. I looked at my profile for the first time this year and noticed I was following almost two thousand extra people. I changed my password (I used a password there I don't use elsewhere). As far as Spybot and Avast can tell me, I haven't gotten any unwelcome visitors. I'm more curious than worried, honestly. Was my twitter account hacked or is it possible to make a user follow someone without hacking into their account? Also, do I have to manually unfollow everyone or is there a quicker way to do it?
posted by Kattullus on Nov 16, 2014 - 14 answers

Can you find the lecture about doxxing and vigilantes?

Circa 2010 I saw a video of a talk on dangers of twitter and hacktivism. The man giving this presentation gave an example of a tweet that angered hacktivists. One of them doxxed the twitter user and found out his/her address. A flash mob of angry people showed up at the doorstep. But the wrong address had been used. Then someone died (the homeowner? someone in the crowd? I can't recall.) [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on Oct 31, 2014 - 2 answers

Where to host geotagged images for easy Twitter integration?

I snap a lot of images when I'm out walking, and I'd like somewhere to host them that will allow me to post them to a Twitter feed quickly and easily. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Oct 19, 2014 - 4 answers

can random people view my stuff on facebook, pinterest and twitter?

I am on facebook, pinterest and twitter, and I was wondering if random people can just look up my stuff that I have written or even my pictures. I'm not talking about people who are logged in and are following me or my friends. I just mean random strangers. Thanks.
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Oct 2, 2014 - 6 answers

I'd like to show my friend all the tweets I am following on Twitter

I set up a Twitter account and I am only following people in alternative medicine like Dr. Andrew Weil. Let's call it User: "Health News" Now I would like to share all these tweets with a friend who likes alternative medicine but she will not be able to see them unless she logs into that account. Is that right? Or is there some way I can let anyone see all the tweets that user Health News sees? [more inside]
posted by cda on Oct 1, 2014 - 2 answers

Is it acceptable to use a smart phone in a public talk?

I went to a talk by a well-known author yesterday in an auditorium. The lights were somewhat dimmed, but definitely not dark. The person in front of me spent about half of the talk live-tweeting bits from the talk. The lights were sufficiently dim that the (5-6") cell phone of the person in front of me was quite distracting to me, since it shined directly at me (the user actually turned the phone away from them a bit, which I wonder was due to the brightness of the screen.). However, I am somewhat more sensitive to bright light than other people. Has smart phone usage reached sufficient social acceptance to allow usage in a non-darkened auditorium? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum on Sep 10, 2014 - 33 answers

How to synchronize Twitter experience between desktop and iPhone?

I really like the experience of reading my Twitter feed on my iPhone, but when I sit down at my desk and open twitter.com in my browser, I see my feed starting from the most recent tweet. Instead, I want to be taken to the last tweet in my feed that I read on my phone and vice-versa when going from desktop to phone. How do I keep my place when switching between desktop and iPhone?
posted by Xalf on Sep 9, 2014 - 3 answers

Who are your favorite parent-bloggers/mommy-bloggers on Twitter?

I'm looking to expand my Twitter feed to include more parent-bloggers. I'm interested in intelligent discussion, not product-hawking, from real people. So the Motherlode blog/Twitter feed from the NY Times is okay, but not exactly right because it's just…too big, and not really a conversation. I've seen this post, and will look at those blogs, but I'm specifically interested in Twitter feeds. [more inside]
posted by Ollie on Sep 5, 2014 - 7 answers

Give me random / fun / interesting piano facts!

I'm managing a piano Twitter account. That is, I'm a piano. It would be fun to tweet piano-related facts. So the basic information should ideally fit in 140 chars (tho can be teaser + link of course). Can be useless factoids or actually interesting stuff/research/history. It's a piano at a train station so even better if it's about piano + transport/commuting (or music + trains etc). THANK YOU!
posted by ClarissaWAM on Sep 4, 2014 - 24 answers

If she's a little jealous, that means she cares. DM me ;) xo - What the?

Several different Twitter users with accounts showing female faces have followed me on my Twitter account with the same line - so, what's this about? [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 28, 2014 - 12 answers

wat in the world is going on with these linkless spam-like tweets?

Weird account #1 Weird account #2 Weird account #3 [more inside]
posted by univac on Aug 26, 2014 - 7 answers

Twitter Crisis - can anything be done?

Our shared Twitter account was recently hijacked by a member. Passwords changed. Everyone kicked off. Can Twitter do anything about this or are we screwed? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Aug 9, 2014 - 7 answers

How do I replicate the iPhone Twitter app experience on my PC?

I run a couple of work Twitter accounts and am looking for a simple client to use on my desktop computer. I actually love the iPhone app, and don’t need or want anything much more complicated than that – but switching to check my phone regularly is a pain, so I’d like to run something very similar on my desktop. [more inside]
posted by penguin pie on Aug 4, 2014 - 5 answers

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