I use Twitter and I tweet a lot. But I consciously aim for a good "signal to noise ratio," providing links to stuff I've found and want to share. Everything from information about web standards, accessibility and design, to comics and interesting products.
It recently occurred to me that this is micro-blogging (yeah, I'm slow), and that I could "recycle" these tweets to 1) share with folks who don't follow me on Twitter and 2) generate blog content, especially when I've had a busy week or am being lazy.
A New Series!
Introducing my "Useful Tweets Series," where once a week I'll post all the useful and interesting tweets of the previous week here on A Blog Not Limited.
The content is straight from the original tweet, however for links that I "shortened" (to work within Twitter's 140 character limit), the
href is the original URL.
And for you non-Twitter folks, "RT" indicates that I am "re-tweeting" information sent by another Twitter user. Also, "@username" indicates another Twitter user, which is linked to their Twitter profile.
Without further ado, here's my first installment:
October 26 – November 2, 2008
- What am I missing w/ IE8's Web Slices (http://bit.ly/2byumI)? Why create a new spec that borrows from #hAtom, when you can just use #hAtom. 10/27/2008 – 8:54 am
- What I love about "mandatory training" is that it reminds me of the truth about meetings: http://bit.ly/2kX5lN. 10/27/2008 – 9:10 am
- Halloween Legos: http://bit.ly/1vwv01 10/27/2008 – 9:57 am
- Watchmen awesomeness (via @beautifulweb) : http://bit.ly/1P76B0. 10/27/2008 – 4:42 pm
- The Canadian ELITE plan: http://bit.ly/1sZA4R. "Leaving those red-state yahoos behind has never been easier" (via @CreateSean) 10/28/2008 – 1:56 am
- Promising news for OpenID: http://bit.ly/yY2pt (via @factoryjoe) 10/28/2008 – 2:02 am
- Artist James White's O series: http://bit.ly/4GfuQv (via @kylesteed) 10/28/2008 – 8:13 am
- Text-shadow in IE using jQuery: http://bit.ly/38utYr (via @beautifulweb) 10/28/2008 – 9:36 am
- Great perspective on OpenID & usability: http://bit.ly/44Y0HO (via @factoryjoe) 10/29/2008 – 8:12 am
- Digital Web interviews UX designer @aaron (on findability, standards & more): (http://bit.ly/10rxtm). Wish I had talked w/ him more @ #WJS08 10/29/2008 – 8:26 am
- Plants are tweeters too: http://bit.ly/1JKmLQ (RT @gryffyn) 10/29/2008 – 8:49 am
- Happy hump day! http://bit.ly/amtHK :) 10/29/2008 – 3:32 pm
- Good message and all, but my favorite part is Borat: http://bit.ly/OxnJi. *still laughing* 10/29/2008 – 4:12 pm
- Another music discovery site: http://bit.ly/PgqtB. Interface is a bit ADD for my preferences, but very interesting approach (HT @gryffyn) 10/30/2008 – 7:54 am
- Don't know where I'd use them, but these RSS/feed icons are too cute: http://bit.ly/2xZLAM (RT @codepo8) 10/30/2008 – 8:00 am
- Taking Slutoween to a new level: http://bit.ly/2gtSpG 10/30/2008 – 8:49 am
- The Beatles go Rock Band? http://bit.ly/11mrN7 10/30/2008 – 9:34 am
- Lawn ornament on lawn ornament crime: http://bit.ly/d6f5z 10/30/2008 – 9:55 am
- This completely changes my mind about the iPhone; so getting one now: http://bit.ly/BEOLA (RT @mirkohumbert) 10/30/2008 – 10:28 am
- Oooh, this is so nice: http://freesitevalidator.com/ (via http://bit.ly/Rrn3e) 10/30/2008 – 12:16 pm
- Hell yeah I'm going to see Transporter 3: http://jezebel.com/5071328/. #eyecandy 10/30/2008 – 3:02 pm
- What do Googler Reader engineers read? I'm on pins & needles: http://bit.ly/2zZ4vW (RT @digiphile) 10/30/2008 – 4:37 pm
- Changing tacks from Twitter to "Real World": Enabling OpenID: http://bit.ly/3L0Moh (RT @factoryjoe - I think I love this man)10/30/2008 – 5:37 pm
- Make your own glow–in–the–dark Halloween Legos: http://bit.ly/1I66jr 10/30/2008 – 9:23 pm
- Happy Halloween http://bit.ly/3KBwva 10/31/2008 – 7:48 am
- Prototyping with XHTML (I do this sometimes): http://bit.ly/yEvOS 10/31/2008 – 7:51 am
- "The Gloaming," an eerie short film perfect for Halloween: http://bit.ly/1QuNNf 10/31/2008 – 8:44 am
- Leave it to @gryffyn to find a game that simultaneously kills my productivity and makes me feel stupid: http://bit.ly/1GWBoY 10/31/2008 – 10:02 am
- Very cool recommendation site: http://www.tastekid.com/. I love the extra info you get when hover over the ? icons. (RT @digiphile) 10/31/2008 – 11:10 am
- Working in the now: http://bit.ly/3OeCuo. A needed perspective on the web/IT industry in today's uncertain times. (RT @codepo8) 10/31/2008 – 11:54 am
- "Guerilla marketing" from Microsoft: http://bit.ly/3gFACS. Seems mostly stupid to me. 10/31/2008 – 2:46 pm
- Printable political masks (for Halloween or whatever your freaky self might want to use them for): http://bit.ly/StDOe 10/31/2008 – 3:22 pm
- It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in 3 parts: http://bit.ly/2cqTYS, http://bit.ly/3awnLy & http://bit.ly/1JmwI1 10/31/2008 – 5:41 pm