Site Update: New Blog Alerts on Twitter

They say RSS is dead. Whether that's true or not I don't know, but I have noticed that I personally have been launching my RSS reader a lot less frequently since I made Twitter my primary tool of distraction.

It seems only right that new posts on codestore are announced not only via RSS but also on my Twitter account.

Using Twitter's API and the jTwitter Java library I managed to make this automated by adding 3 lines of code to the MetaWeblog-handling agent in the template. Now, when I press publish from within Windows Live Writer, it not only publishes to the site and RSS but also to Twitter. No need to login or open a browser or the Notes client. Magic.


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    • Dragon Cotterill
    • Wed 20 Jan 2010 05:09 AM

    I've basically abandoned Twitter. Too much noise, not enough signal. My RSS reader of choice is http://www.netvibes.com with it I monitor a whole slew of feeds. All my Domino stuff is on one tab and easy to keep track of.

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      • Jake Howlett
      • Wed 20 Jan 2010 05:40 AM

      I find that to get the noise level down you have to stop following those who make it. If you're picky about who you follow then there's no reason the signal can't be clear.

      Either way, even if I didn't use it, other people do use it and so it's worth putting links out there...

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      • glyn
      • Wed 20 Jan 2010 07:36 AM

      I agree ... flooded and apparently my account has been hijacked by some iPhone game...? what a waste of time...

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    • Jono
    • Wed 20 Jan 2010 06:46 AM

    Glad it's not just me Dragon... I just can't be doing with twitter, but I understand it's good to spread the word Jake... Good luck on your .NET advendture.

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