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Offline Rolnikov

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« on: April 21, 2010, 11:00:25 am »
The BFS Twitter feed has just got a bit of a boost, from a new contributor - Louise Morgan, joining Alasdair Stuart - and our BFS headlines are now posted there automatically. So if you're on Twitter, now's the time to add us...

http://twitter.com/BritFantasySoc

Any members got Twitter feeds you'd like to point us to?

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Re: Twitter
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2010, 02:08:39 pm »
I'll keep an eye on the authors' section here for any reviews or news I can add to our Twitter feed, but if you're on there and we're not already following you, please do let us know so we can spy on... sorry, support you.  ;D

Same goes for any of the publishers, please!

As well as that, it might be nice to do the occasional give-away on there, so if anyone has a book of theirs they'd like to volunteer as a prize, give me a shout.

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Re: Twitter
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2010, 03:09:45 pm »
I don't know enough about twitter or how it works. I've only just got round to running a blog!

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Re: Twitter
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2010, 10:20:49 pm »
I like the idea of Twitter, but I find it hard to express myself in so few words. Perhaps I should try, though.

As someone pointed out, I can't remember who, one thing it's excellent for is finding out if other people are experiencing some problem or other. So if you think you feel a tremor or your cable tv stops working, you can do a search on it to see if anyone else is having the same issue.

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Re: Twitter
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 10:52:50 pm »
It's hideously addictive: it does take a bit of getting used to, but once you've got the hang of it, it's almost impossible to give it up. Mind you, some people I know absolutely loathed it when they first joined. Sort of the coffee of the internet, I suppose.

It is very useful for keeping an eye on the world in real-time: a lot was made of the fact that plane crash-landing on the Hudson was "Twitter-news" (in that people on the plane were communicating with everyone else via Twitter), but on a much smaller scale, lots of authors, publishers & magazines tweet so it can be quite a quick & easy way of seeing what's going on out there: a lot of it depends on who you follow.

Naturally, if you have a Twitter account, you're already following us, right...?

...Right?  ;)

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Re: Twitter
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2010, 12:16:45 am »
@AtomicFez will find the latest of news.
Ian Alexander Martin; Proprietor, Atomic Fez Publishing


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Re: Twitter
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2010, 11:18:22 am »
Just followed you

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Re: Twitter
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010, 12:46:29 pm »
I've always said Twitter is a fad. And my phone is too ancient to send and receive twits, but I've decided to follow the bandwagon anyway.

Purely to annoy people with my Icelandic Proverbs of the Day, you understand.  ;D

Follow me here...

http://twitter.com/MisterGolien

My main gripe with it is the feeble number of characters you're given. I like to rant and rave and post obscure and sometimes baffling quotes...so Facebook still rules!
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Re: Twitter
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 12:54:46 am »
For the human me, follow @Natt - for In The Gloaming follow @inthegloaming

Easy.

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Re: Twitter
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2010, 02:26:50 pm »
I originally put this in the CFRF-rejection thread, but it's more appropriate here:

We're retweeting links to rejected Campaign for Real Fear stories in the BFS feed as (and if) we find them. If you've got a rejection and you don't have any other plans for it, do consider sharing it - and make sure we know where to find it!

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Re: Twitter
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2010, 09:01:47 pm »
Great idea, LouM!

I'm putting mine up here shortly and I'll tweeterism a link to it here.

By the way - how do you do all those fancy 'shortened' web links that I see so many of?
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Re: Twitter
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2010, 08:10:29 am »
Great idea, LouM!

I'm putting mine up here shortly and I'll tweeterism a link to it here.

By the way - how do you do all those fancy 'shortened' web links that I see so many of?

To shorten a link, go to: http://bit.ly/
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Re: Twitter
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2010, 08:51:55 am »
I'm @nemonymity

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Re: Twitter
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2010, 10:01:41 am »
Great idea, LouM!

I'm putting mine up here shortly and I'll tweeterism a link to it here.

By the way - how do you do all those fancy 'shortened' web links that I see so many of?

To shorten a link, go to: http://bit.ly/

Thanks, Shaun. Have a BHN karma!
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Re: Twitter
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2010, 08:30:18 pm »
Great idea, LouM!

I'm putting mine up here shortly and I'll tweeterism a link to it here.

By the way - how do you do all those fancy 'shortened' web links that I see so many of?

As Shaun's quite rightly said, bit.ly is about the best short-linker-maker out there, although I know some Twitter clients (as opposed to the standard Twitter.com site) have them built in.

On the subject of Twitter links, tweetphoto.com is quite useful if you ever want to post pictures - or, as the name suggests, photos - to your Twitter feed. You can just sign into it with your Twitter login and upload whatever picture you want to share.  :)