I recently started a business and have registered the business name with various municipalities. The relevant Twitter account name is already taken, but has never tweeted and has 3 followers.
Is there any chance I could get this handle from Twitter? [more inside]
posted by whenbynowandtreebyleaf
on Jan 18, 2014 -
Once upon a time it was pretty easy to access twitter feeds in an rss reader. But a few months back ( in June I think ) twitter stopped supporting the rss api so now it's not so simple.
What options are available for accessing twitter through rss? In the extended explanation I'll list what I have tried so far.
Thanks. [more inside]
posted by metadave
on Oct 22, 2013 -
I don't have cable or the ability to stream live TV, but I watched the first two seasons of Breaking Bad on DVD and have been following a lot of info about it via various podcasts and have my own predictions. Tonight during the series finale, I'd like to follow the show plot-point-by-plot-point live during the show. Are there any twitter feeds that are likely to do this? Spoilers are A-OK and expected and desired. Nothing held back. Who should I be following tonight? Also, what time does it start? (I'm in the Central Time Zone US.)
posted by marsha56
on Sep 29, 2013 -
Why does each YouTube video have a special 'Share this video' link, at the http://youtu.be/ domain? Is there a meaningful difference between using the link provided and just copying the URL from the address bar? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I have a photograph in my Flickr feed that has proved very popular on Tumblr and other young-person social networking sites. I have a personal connection to the picture and so, when I see it posted without credit, I have been enthusiastically submitting DMCA takedown notices to remove the image.
Yesterday I saw it as someone's Twitter avatar. They had cropped out most of the photo and added a stupid mustache to the picture. I submitted a DMCA notice; Twitter's response was to ask me if it didn't fall under fair use. I don't think it does. [more inside]
posted by Nyx
on Aug 6, 2013 -
Seeking replacement for Echofon for Firefox. This little Twitter client sat unobtrusively as a button in your browser and would pop up a handy, no-frills pane to check recent tweets. Unfortunately, it no longer works. I'd love something similarly lightweight that integrates with your browser (I use Firefox for Mac), though if a browser-integrated client is impossible to find, I'd welcome any suggestions for good, simple Mac-compatible Twitter clients. Thank you! [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell
on Jun 12, 2013 -
The powers that be where I work are reluctant to use Twitter because they think anything they tweet will get spammed. Help me convince them they're off the rails on this! [more inside]
posted by dukes909
on May 31, 2013 -
My mom wants me to help her with her "online presence." How do you do that for a therapist? [more inside]
posted by mokin
on Apr 2, 2013 -
I'm looking for a Mac desktop Twitter client that will let me hide or clear tweets once I've read them--NOT a filter, but a way to clear up my screen by making tweets I'm done reading invisible. [more inside]
posted by pavane
on Mar 23, 2013 -
What's an example of a project like Diaspora or App.net that's actually been successful? [more inside]
posted by pete_22
on Dec 16, 2012 -
Confirm/Deny for me that lots of 'log on with Twitter' instances involve handing over a lot of rights to your twitter account which aren't relevant ? [more inside]
posted by southof40
on Oct 27, 2012 -
I have tried to figure out Twitter on my own for over a year. I still don't get it. I googled articles. I emailed people and asked questions. I paid attention when it came up in conversation in online forums. I finally screwed up my courage and set up an account, even though I didn't know how to use it. At some point, I asked someone I met in person about it. But I am still doing it Rong. So Rong in fact that I just stopped bothering to try. [more inside]
posted by Michele in California
on Sep 21, 2012 -
What did I do to my iPhone 4 that caused it to not be able to "save images" from Twitter and Facebook anymore? All the gory details inside... [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960
on Sep 20, 2012 -
What are the ways we could expand services and support available to LGBT young people online? [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on May 2, 2012 -
I want to create a number to send text messages (SMS) which will then post all the messages onto a Twitter feed... [more inside]
posted by iamck
on Apr 18, 2012 -
I've implemented a streaming twitter widget into the site I manage. However, for some weird reason the script is creating a div or something that is overlaying the entire sidebar, making links above it unclickable. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong
on Mar 16, 2012 -
My Twitter account is displaying everything in bold. It's only on my home computer; my work one is fine. I have emptied my cache and deleted cookies but nothing is working. How am I able to fix this? It's driving me crazy.
posted by Joseppi
on Feb 15, 2012 -
"When she sat across from the philosopher the hour glass flipped in her mind and the sand started to fall." Where is this quote from? [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday
on Feb 11, 2012 -
I want to promote a podcast by auto-posting to social media using the RSS feed. However, the links that post go to my website and not to the individual podcasts. What can I do to make this work? [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee
on Feb 8, 2012 -
I'd like to keep up with the ongoing crisis in Syria on a more real-time basis. What are some good English-language Twitter feeds - preferably from inside Syria or at least in the region - I can follow?
posted by BobbyVan
on Feb 6, 2012 -
Yahoo-Pipes-filter, or there's-gotta-be-a-way filter: help me figure out a way to automatically post new posts to Facebook and Twitter. A couple difficulties inside... [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul
on Jan 29, 2012 -
How do you save your various web links you find every day from Google Reader and Twitter for the long term? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring
on Oct 8, 2011 -
Twitterfilter: What URL will return original
tweets with the #muckreads hashtag? (unique, filtering out all retweets, old style & new) [more inside]
posted by ahaynes
on Jul 27, 2011 -
Do I need a public and a private Twitter account? Well, how do I be myself on Twitter in general? [more inside]
posted by thisjax
on Jun 15, 2011 -
I like reading some people's Twitter feeds, but I don't want to join Twitter. I used to be able to subscribe to individual Twitter feeds via RSS, but Twitter doesn't support direct RSS feeds any more
. They recommend "using a 3rd party service." What does this mean? And how can I, a somewhat technologically clueless individual, read individual Twitter feeds on my Google homepage?
posted by That's Numberwang!
on May 12, 2011 -
I'm looking to start a prototype research project to look for trends in Twitter data. I've had a look through the API docs and with a lot of sharpening my python chops (?) I think it does what I want. But: does the API give me access to every query possible and I just have to learn how to use it, or is there some kind premium API so that e.g. analytics companies can pay for better access? I know about the API call limit, I'm wondering about things like the completeness of any search results, or fields/queries available. Any recommended resources also much appreciated.
posted by cromagnon
on May 8, 2011 -
What are the best-practices for a small business with limited resources when it comes to juggling the major social media platforms (e.g., FaceBook, Twitter, and blog)? [more inside]
posted by webhund
on Jan 31, 2011 -
Can anyone recommend legit ad networks, vendors etc. to help us grow a client's Facebook fans and Twitter followers quickly? [more inside]
posted by carofowler
on Dec 15, 2010 -
Surely it's possible to block all Twitter posts tagged with a particular thing. It can't be difficult, but I can't seem to find any way of doing it and my google-fu has failed me. [more inside]
posted by monster max
on Nov 6, 2010 -
Dumb question here, especially coming from a web developer ... But I use a Twitter widget on occasion on the front page of the site I work on. We'll be using it again Election night from about 4pm through to the wee morning hours.
The widget is the standard-variety Twitter-supplied widget (http://twitter.com/widgets
The problem is, this widget always seems to "die" at some point during its use. That is, it will display tweets just fine for an hour or two (maybe even three, if I'm lucky), then it stops displaying tweets altogether, showing just the styled box, completely devoid of tweets.
Search as I have, google-fu has failed me. Can't seem to come up with an explanation that seems reasonable to my supervisors. Any ideas?
posted by jrchaplin
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Help, please. I cannot get any page at all at Twitter to load -- it just kicks me back to whatever page I was on previously. This started exactly when I installed the latests AOL Aim program on 9.15.
posted by jfwlucy
on Sep 23, 2010 -
Teaching English to a class of university-aged students. There will be one laptop and one projector in the classroom. I've never used technology in the classroom before. Help! [more inside]
posted by mammary16
on Sep 20, 2010 -