Archive for October, 2009

Timeless Tweets

Friday, October 30th, 2009
Timeless Tweet

Allow me to promote my latest web/twitter project: timelesstweet.com or @timelesstweet . If you’ve used twitter, or even if you haven’t, you may be familiar with the “Did you hear? A celebrity died. RIP celebrity.” theme or “Can’t wait for the weekend!” them found in a lot of people are saying there. This is what inspired me to create timelesstweet.com – a collection of generic thoughts like this that always seem applicable.

If you’re on twitter follow @timelesstweet, and if you’re not, visiting timelesstweet.com might give you some more reasons not to.

Twitter in your inbox

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Here’s how you can add your “at messages” to your Mac Mail.app 10.5 or 10.6 (or Thunderbird or Outlook Pro, etc.) via Twitter search’s RSS feed.

I’ve become a twitter re-tweet junkie. To get my fix I added an RSS feed of twitter’s search results to Mail.app. Here’s how I do that:

  1. search.twitter.comGo to search.twitter.com and search for @your_twitter_handle (ie. @mattclare)
  2. Grad the RSS feed URL found on the right of the results page.Twitter search results RSS feed
  3. In Mail.app’s bottom right (or in Thunderbirds’ or Outlook’s account preferences) add a new RSS feed. Add RSS Feeds
  4. Add RSS feed dialogePaste in the RSS URL. You may want to also check to have it appear in your RSS feed. and press “Add”.

That should be it! Now whenever your account gets re-tweeted, “replied to” or otherwise mentioned you should see it in your inbox. Sure our inboxs are all already too full, but at least these messages will be short.