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To List or Not to List – Twitter is the Question!
Twitter introduced list functionality a while back, and I’ve used it a bit here and there (mainly so I can find the real life people I know on Twitter amongst the “noise”), but I wanted to start using them a little differently so did some research.
SEO Link Building, Spamming and Outsourcing?
I outsource some work overseas, but I’ve moved away from single contracts and now have someone on a regular long term contract to work with me, but this post isn’t about that, it’s about some of the spam I’ve been getting on this blog recently! I use both Akismet and WP-SpamFree to keep this blog reasonably clean of spam, but more has been getting through recently (well through to the point where it’s held for moderation). I wanted to tell you about the two most recent (and persistent offenders) Battery Man The most recent items are all about batteries and hard drives on my posts about MyXerver and my PINES USB Battery Pack. The spammer merrily went through several posts… Continue reading »
Selective Status Updates on FaceBook
Maradona by Kusturica dvd I’ve never turned on Twitter syncing my Facebook status, I’ll be honest half of what I tweet I wouldn’t want as my Facebook status! Plus it would result in 20-30 status-updates a day! Alpha Dog move Diary of the Dead move Devakishor posted (and tweeted) today a great solution to this, after asking his Twitter followers for a solution. The solution to this appears to be Selective Twitter Status Application Final Voyage psp ! With this installed, when I tweet something that I want to appear on Facebook, all I need to do is add #fb to the tweet!
Seven Weird Wonders?!?
Uh-oh! Mum’s at it again with yet another meme! This time she wants to know seven weird facts about me, I’m not so sure about this… I don’t class any facts about me to be “weird”… Here are the rules: 1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. (iRamble) – Check 2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog – some random, some weird – Well I’ll see what I can manage! 3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog – 7? You’re having a giraffe aren’t you? 4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their… Continue reading »
I was raving about BackType only last week both on Twitter and on this blog – It’s a great idea and the list of features they sent me this morning in their newsletter looked great! FriendFeed Not something I use, but I know a few people who do that will be pleased about this. Alerts I love my Google Alerts so this should be really useful for keeping up on what people are commenting on. Twitter Not sure I fancy every comment I make anywhere showing up in my twitter feed though!! Widgets Something Matt and I discussed, getting places where we’re commenting to show up on our blogs. Developers Aha an API, not that I’ll have time to use… Continue reading »
Comments Bite Back!
I registered with backtype the other day. I quite like it as a way of seeing where I’m commenting and on what! Speed movie Matt pointed out that he couldn’t see the point of it, but I quite like the idea of using their widget to show other people what I’m commenting on and what I’ve said (beats a blogroll any day in my opinion!).
OpenID with your own WordPress URL!
I went to post a comment on a website today, it was a Blogger one (I always dread this – it’s just not as easy as commenting on a WordPress blog is it?). This particular user had chose to allow comments from: Registered Google Accounts OpenID users I usually just select the anonymous option and fill in the form, like I would a WordPress form – that was a non-starter. I don’t want a WordPress hosted WordPress blog, so I need to do something else… I want my own OpenID! Then I found eric’s post on Using your own WordPress URL as an OpenID! A quick download and activation of the OpenID Delegate WordPress Plugin, an account created with myOpenID… Continue reading »