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Twitter (Read 1051 times)

Liptovsky


    I'm using Running Ahead since i got a android phone and it's very nice.

    But i have a suggestion, what about a twitter connection so every run can automatically be posted?

      Agreed! I love the Facebook integration, but more and more people are migrating to Twitter! I would love to see Twitter support!

      e454545rt


        I'm also hoping twitter integration is implemented.


        Imminent Catastrophe

          I'm using Running Ahead since i got a android phone and it's very nice.

          But i have a suggestion, what about a twitter connection so every run can automatically be posted?

           

          That's more than 140 characters.

          "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

           "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

          "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

           

          √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

          Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

          Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

          xor


            I don't quite understand twitter, so the following is a real question.

             

            In what ways would twitter/RA integration be cool?  For example, when you say "every run can be automatically posted", does this mean "I enter a run in my log and it tweets out something about that run"?

             


            Imminent Catastrophe

              Yeah, Twitter is good for stuff like, 

               

              @tsunamiwatch: Massive earthquake hits coast of Japan. Tsunami warning issued. All residents of Northern Coastal Japan urged to evacuate immediately. <www.link.com>

               

              or

               

              @cnnbrk: President Lincoln murdered. Actor John Wilkes Booth sought as person of interest <www.linktoJohnWilkesBoothePhoto.com>

               

              You know, important stuff. 

               

               

              but I really get tired of seeing stuff like:

               

              @Danerunsalot weighed in at 179.10lb on April 26, 2011 at 04:29pm.

               

              Like anyone cares. Really? 

              "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

               "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

              "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

               

              √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

              Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

              Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

              xor


                No. Way.  He tweets that?

                 

                This improves my day even more than pissing off elkid.

                 


                Imminent Catastrophe

                  Oh yeah. 

                  I keep following him for the same reason that I love to watch/listen to infomercials. 

                  "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                   "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                  "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                   

                  √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                  Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                  Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


                  Prince of Fatness

                    I don't quite understand twitter, so the following is a real question.

                     

                    In what ways would twitter/RA integration be cool?  For example, when you say "every run can be automatically posted", does this mean "I enter a run in my log and it tweets out something about that run"?

                     

                    Generally the tweets are just a blurb with a link that takes you to the details, so I'd assume there would be a summary, like "Potato Head ran 5 miles today", with a link to the log entry.

                     

                    Whether that is cool is for you to decide.  Personally, most people that I know outside of this place couldn't give a rat's ass that I run, so I don't use the FB integration and the same would apply to Twitter.

                    Semi-retired.


                    A Dance with Monkeys

                      The whole point of twitter, for most users, it to microshare.

                       

                      @trent: pesach has ended

                       

                      @trent: hametz!  Enjoying cookies and bean burritos

                       

                      @trent: headed to the grocery store to restock the house's hametz

                       

                      @trent: mmmm.  Yazoo Hop Project.  Malty AND hoppy.

                       

                      @trent: headed to check out RunningAHEAD.

                       

                      @trent: why doesn't that kid of mine ever sleep?

                       

                      @trent: I think I gotta pee

                       

                      @trent: Nope, false alarm.

                       

                      @trent: cripes, I DO need to go fold my laundry


                      Prince of Fatness

                        Well now. that sure is riveting.

                        Semi-retired.


                        A Dance with Monkeys

                          @Trent: Finn is considering joining Twitter now.  Hope he'll follow me.

                           

                          @Trent: I still need to go do laundry.

                           

                          @Trent: this Hop Project is mighty tasty.

                           

                          @Trent: I wonder what is going on over on Facebook.

                          xor


                            Trent and the giant pesach.

                             


                            Imminent Catastrophe

                              The whole point of twitter, for most users, it to microshare.

                               

                              @trent: pesach has ended

                               

                              @trent: hametz!  Enjoying cookies and bean burritos

                               

                              @trent: headed to the grocery store to restock the house's hametz

                               

                              @trent: mmmm.  Yazoo Hop Project.  Malty AND hoppy.

                               

                              @trent: headed to check out RunningAHEAD.

                               

                              @trent: why doesn't that kid of mine ever sleep?

                               

                               

                              @trent: I think I gotta pee

                               

                              @trent: Nope, false alarm.

                               

                              @trent: cripes, I DO need to go fold my laundry

                               

                              Gotta disagree. I can't speak for most Twitter users but I think that the rebels in Iran, Libya and Egypt would take issue with that.  Twitter was a big part of toppling the Mubarak regime (they used it to organize demonstrations) and even today it is targeted by totalitarian governments because of its ability to disseminate information almost in real-time. 

                              Twitter was ridiculed when it first started up for exactly the reasons that you cited, frivolity, but subsequent events have shown how important it is. The US even urged Twitter to cancel a scheduled maintenance outage during a critical time so that Iranian rebels could continue to use it.

                              I thought my 21:53 post illustrated the dichotomy between frivolous and important Twitter pretty well. 

                              And, as I previously wrote, it's a great way of disseminating time-critical information.

                              "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                               "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                              "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                               

                              √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                              Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                              Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014


                              Prince of Fatness

                                @Trent: Finn is considering joining Twitter now.  Hope he'll follow me.

                                 

                                Finn has joined months ago, and hope is not a strategy.

                                Semi-retired.

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