Posts Tagged Twitter

A collision of thoughts

Posted 20 November 2009 by
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Steam Engine Collision

It can be interesting looking at the wreckage after two thoughts collide. Back in 1977, I was taking a class on the history of the American City from Dr. Donald Oster (now an associate professor emeritus) at the then-University of Missouri-Rolla.  At the start of class one day, he told us of a discussion the [...]

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Hey! Twitter works, part two!

Posted 26 September 2009 by
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I had made blog comments how Twitter had worked twice for me twice in one week back on August 17, 2009. The two times were: A visitor at church recognizing me from following me on Twitter. Being in a KING-TV news story about Twitter and the Washington State Department of Transportation. I found out that [...]

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How to increase the actual number of followers you have on Twitter

Posted 18 August 2009 by
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Make posts that interest people. It is that simple. That is not what I receive in direct messages and see in other accounts’ time lines, though. The only purpose of many accounts on Twitter is to tell you how to increase the number of followers you have. I guess simply increasing the number of followers [...]

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Hey! Twitter works!

Posted 17 August 2009 by
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“Are you Bob Chapman?” It isn’t too often when a visitor to church already knows my name, so I was a bit surprised. More interestingly is why the person recognized my face. The web editor of the Everett Herald (@everettherald) follows my Twitter account. Since I tweet about local events, including re-tweeting items from the [...]

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How does that new @wsdot Twitter service work?

Posted 11 August 2009 by
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Since @KING5Seattle has made me the unofficial Joe Traffic Twitter for the Puget Sound region, I thought I would post how you get a specific report from the Washington Department of Transportation (@wsdot) using Twitter: Travel times in King and Snohomish Counties. See how to enter specific start and finish points. Mountain pass condition reports. [...]

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What I do in my spare time

Posted 10 August 2009 by
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Today on Twitter there was the following from @KING5Seattle: Anyone check your commute through @wsdot_traffic ‘s twitter stream? Let us know! I responded, “I do! I do!” This lead to me meeting Glenn Farley and a camera operator at a park-and-ride in Lynnwood to talk about using Twitter for navigating Seattle traffic. I was the [...]

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But what if the cloud goes away?

Posted 10 March 2009 by
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From Twitter, I read Andy Carvin’s tweets from FOSE during the keynote address by Chris Anderson. This tweet caught my attention: chris: i’ve stopped using word and excel, now use Google Docs and keep my stuff in the cloud. #fose My thoughts are what happens if there is a sunny day and the cloud goes [...]

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The King is dead. Long live the King.

Posted 11 February 2009 by
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The period between rectors at St. Dunstan’s Parish is just about over. Last Sunday (February 8, 2009) our senior warden announced that the Rev. David Marshall is our new rector. This will be the first time my presbyter at church will be younger than me. This could be a big deal. I’ve had younger bosses [...]

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