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Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby jjoyce » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:32 pm

Starting sometime today, you'll be able to post info on TDP from your phone via Twitter. This experiment is special for the election, but if it goes well, we'll roll it out for other stuff, too. In order to use this tool, just follow a few simple steps.

1. Go to twitter.com and register for an account. Make sure that it is set up to work with your mobile device (cell phone, etc.).

2. While voting or going about your business tomorrow, text any news or observations to Twitter with #tdp at the beginning of your message. That will allow us to pull it into a feed that will be published on these pages.

3. You can also set up your device to run the feed for all #tdp posts so you can follow along when you're not near a computer.

We'll also be looking for your voting day observations here, of course, as well as on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/isthmus) where you can post your photos to the Isthmus group.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby jjoyce » Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:57 pm

I forgot to mention, posting to Twitter is as easy as sending a text message on your phone and posts are limited to 140 characters.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby TheBookPolice » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:00 pm

TDP Tweets...sweet!

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby Velvet Coffin » Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:17 pm

Hot!

Would some kind soul mind bumping this tomorrow so the easily distracted among us (hi!) remember to try it out?

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:32 am

Lazy Velvet Coffin bump! I've tweeted my first tweet. Where will they go?

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby Velvet Coffin » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:33 am

I submit that the Lazy Velvet Coffin Bump would be an excellent name for a cocktail or 1920s dance move. I'll ponder their making while I wait in line.

Twittered my first. Will continue as events warrant. Thanks for the bump!

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby admin » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:48 am

The Tweets are currently being syndicated on the front page of TDP. Look for more locations shortly.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby admin » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:54 am

In addition to the front page, you can also follow Madison voters' Twitters here.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:30 am

admin wrote:In addition to the front page, you can also follow Madison voters' Twitters here.

That page is now bouncing out to obama.com.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby jjoyce » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:31 am

This is why we can't have nice things. It's down now. May be back later if it's worth it.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby Shipley » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:18 am

And so the great web 2.0 experiment was ended. I sent 4 updates I think.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby jjoyce » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:20 am

I'm working on getting it back up. I'm thrilled to see people participating, and I suppose I should have predicted jackassery.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby christopher_robin » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:22 am

jjoyce wrote:This is why we can't have nice things. It's down now. May be back later if it's worth it.


Eh. I'm not seeing the value proposition. Plenty of UGC on the site already and as a user of your site, I have no interest in a random grab bag of spew from the hoi polloi. Plus it's high-risk.

Better idea: reverse the stream and feed a Twitter Isthmus identity useful chunks of text. Then get a bunch of people to follow YOU around.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby Shipley » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:25 am

jjoyce wrote:I'm working on getting it back up. I'm thrilled to see people participating, and I suppose I should have predicted jackassery.


oh did some jackass embed a forwarding HTML code?


I wish I'd thought of that.

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Re: Post to TDP... from your phone!

Postby donges » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:56 pm

Up and functional again.


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