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    Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    Just wondering if people use twitter or not..

    Seems it can be used as good server down notification service type thing..

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    Yes I have an account but don't use it that often.

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    How do you use it as a server down notification service?

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    Not doing at moment..

    But if can find something that monitors public ip/url of your server that sends you an email then you could set an email address up that php script monitors that will pull any email from it send it via twitter.

    I currently use a php script that have setup a cron job so can email twitter updates looking to into server monitor part..

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    Good idea Russ

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    I have never heard of it until now

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    So what is it!!!

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    If look at my profile http://www.twitter.com/russdev the idea from an im client, twiiter.com or moble phone i can send a message.

    Then anyone who has added me to there list either gets an im or text message (depending on how you have set it) with that messsage.

    Original idea is that friends can keep in touch but service through use of api's can be used for lot more for example here is one for bbc education news http://twitter.com/bbceducation I added them as friend then i get bbc news updates on my phone.

    Here is another example mlb.com news http://twitter.com/mlbdotcom and EduGeek.net twitter feed is http://twitter.com/edugeekuk.

    You get the idea here is Roberts Scobles twitter feed http://twitter.com/Scobleizer.

    The thing I was on about is that as free and here in uk we don't pay to recieve text messages then it makes good notificaton service.

    Look here for lots of twitter scripts etc http://twitter.pbwiki.com/

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    Ok sorry to revive this thread, but I've been looking into this recently for the uses Russ mentions - eg. set up a Twitter account and monitoring software can send messages via this, I follow it on twitter and get the updates...

    I've since created a PHP script using the CURL extensions; and a simple AutoIt program that takes the status update via the command line.

    I'll upload them if anyone's interested

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    yes i would be interested in that webman if you could upload it please

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    Re: Twitter Poll How Many people use twitter

    Ok here we are.. with a little documentation

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    Twitter Is Great....

    I am a heavy twitter user as a information sharing tool. I follow a few of the industry tech guys like Brian Madden the TS/Citrix Guru, who post frequently. I have never thought about using it as a notification tool. I guess that would require some software as well as everyone having an established account. Speaking of software TweetDeck is probably the best Twitter App for the desktop if you're interested




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