Tweety Pie

After becoming increasingly disillusioned with the chav-tastic mess that Facebook is becoming, I decided (rather than delete my FB account completely, although I was sorely tempted) to take the plunge with Twitter. So I’ve got myself an account, and I’ve set everything up to update Facebook using my tweets. No need to constantly go to Facebook anymore, but not cut off from it completely. Ideal. Also, my most recent tweets should show up over there in the sidebar… hopefully. If you’re a Twitter user, feel free to follow me here.

*** Update 25/01/09 ***

No, sorry. It’s no good. I’ve had to take it a step further. I’ve stopped updating Facebook entirely, opting to steer people towards my Twitter page if they’re even remotely interested in what I’m doing. I figure those tech-savvy enough will do it, and everyone else won’t bother. Which is fine by me. I think I’ve become a technology snob. Frankly, Facebook is now largely the preserve of Sun-reading Jeremy Kyle fans. And that won’t do at all.

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0 Responses to Tweety Pie

  1. richbos says:

    You're following Jeremy Kyle on Twitter aren't you…..(with a tab open to the Sun website)….

  2. richbos says:

    Ah copy & paste, the backbone of all computing :-)

  3. admin says:

    Ah well, there's a thing – or rather two things, and I'm not sure which did the trick. My hosting company opened access to Twitter through its firewall, but – more successfully – I didn't use a plugin in the end. I created an HTML block in the sidebar and then pasted the code from the Twitter site into it. Sorted!

  4. richbos says:

    BTW – You got the plugin to work then…..what was the workaround?

  5. Oli says:

    I twittered once. Couldn't see the point at the time, but it was before this new dawn of Facebook-fuelled status-update mayhem. You're absolutely right – it does make a bit more sense now. If all I want to do is tell people what I'm doing, and let them tell me what they're doing (a bit like talking to people in the real world … remember that?) … then why do I have to trawl through rubbish telling me I've been eaten by a zombie, or that I'm in a miserable 3rd place on someones "Best Friends" list, or I've been attacked by pirates, or I've been invited to join the pirates to attack other pirates … AND FOR GOD SAKE STOP THROWING SHEEP AT ME!… yes, I think you may be onto something here. I shall watch with interest.

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