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Twitter Laughs in the Face of GDPR Regulation
18 Mar 2020
Image credit: funsubstance.com One morning at the beginning of January, I opened my @stiobhart Twitter account as usual for a quick peruse of what was happening in 'The Inconsequentialverse' and was surprised to see an alert popping up which said "Your account is suspended and not permitted to perform this action". As the only "action" I was 'performing' was clicking on the various 'News', 'Trending' etc, tabs to see what was going on in the world, I thought it was just one of those glitches in the matrix.... [ Read More ]
Get Ready for Brexit --Spoof Poster Competition
12 Oct 2019
The campaign group "Led by Donkeys" organised a competition on Twitter for folks to come up with their own spoof versions of the UK Government’s risible "Get Ready for Brexit" poster campaign. I thought I’d give it a whirl and submitted a few versions. [The last couple were ones I had floating around in my noggin and worked up after the compo finished]. [It’s a slideshow. So click on the thumbnail and use your arrow keys to navigate —or swipe, if you’re on mobile]... [ Read More ]
#PortraitChallenge
30 Jan 2019
Around the end of July, I came across an account on Twatter called @StudioTeaBreak who set a number of artistic challenges throughout the week, for folks to have a go at. One that took my fancy was one they call #PortraitChallenge whereby, every Thursday, @StudioTeaBreak post a famous [or not so famous] painting, sculpture or whatever which could be considered a "portrait" and then, anyone who fancies a go at it either copies the portrait or produces their own interpretation of it.... [ Read More ]
Twitter Tips
03 Oct 2015
Just a couple of Twitter-enhancing tips for you today which, although not directly related, do allow you to have a bit more fun with the compulsive-blabbing website. Multiple Accounts from single email Get rid of Sponsored Tweets Get a Twitter API Key without giving away your Phone no. 1. Multiple Accounts –One Email Address. It’s fairly easy to set up your first one or three Twitter accounts.... [ Read More ]
Random Tip No.426: Twitterfeed
13 Feb 2011
Twitterfeed is a nice webservice that allows you to automatically send updates from various types of website [eg. blogs, forums etc] to a Twitter, Statusnet, Hellotxt [whatever them two are?] or Facebook account. So you can choose to have your Twitter account automatically update, whenever you add a new post to your Tumblr. I know Tumblr has a built-in option to do something like this, but Twitterfeed offers you a lot more control and is just as easy to set up.... [ Read More ]
Tumblr Bollox Pollock
02 Jan 2011
I was hoping that Santa Claus might have brought the folks at Tumblr some new servers for Christmas. But apparently not, as I’m still getting that bloody annoying “…​Over Capacity…​” message almost every time I try to do something on the site. So in homage to the now legendary Twitter Fail Whale, I present the "Tumblr Servers are Bollox Pollock" ... [ Read More ]
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