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Twitter

Just read Bob's comments about use of Twitter.
Call me a ludite on such things - but I've had a quick look and not certain what it is ??.
Can you send cellphone text messages that then display either on the twitter site and/or are sent to subscribiers ?.
Any other similar services - I might have a use for it.
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You can't send sms messages, but a lot of the new generation of cellphones will have a twitter application, such as twitterfon or twitteriffic, that you can install.  You can then just "tweet" using your phone, or just via the web.
It's a useful communications tool for a business to keep track of the concerns of their consumers, or just for keeping in touch with friends.
As a fairly obscure example, I was keeping Adiewoo updated with the cricket scores whilst he was on the train home Smiley
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Quote from: mal0z
Can you send cellphone text messages that then display either on the twitter site and/or are sent to subscribiers ?

You can send updates via text on your cellphone that then propagate to your Twitter feed. Texts can only be sent *to* cellphones in the UK if you're a Vodafone subscriber.
This is quite a good introduction to what it's all about.

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Many thanks guys and by the way my emails working fine unlike some others
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As a fairly obscure example, I was keeping Adiewoo updated with the cricket scores whilst he was on the train home Smiley

And I got the score updates too because I follow jameseh
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Texts can only be sent *to* cellphones in the UK if you're a Vodafone subscriber.

I thought you could send tweets on Vodafone for free too or was that just an limited time offer?
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As a fairly obscure example, I was keeping Adiewoo updated with the cricket scores whilst he was on the train home Smiley


Which I was most grateful for Smiley
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Texts can only be sent *to* cellphones in the UK if you're a Vodafone subscriber.

I thought you could send tweets on Vodafone for free too or was that just an limited time offer?

Yep you're right. From the article I linked to above -
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Vodafone UK has signed an agreement with Twitter allowing customers to send and receive SMS updates at no additional cost.

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Re: Twitter

If you want to follow the Iran election aftermath you can use twitter #iranelection.
or go to #hashtags and search #iranelection, you won't have to look too far it's at the top of the list

Edit: #iranelection has been blocked in Iran.
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Apparently #iranelection is working
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Edit: #iranelection has been blocked in Iran.

Bloomin' heck, whats with all the screen taken up with these short one-line updates.
I wish somebody would come up with something more suitable for these types of updates...
/runs. Grin
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For the non-twits on here I thought it might be interesting to see how Twitter can be used.
James_G, are you a twit or what?
/chases
Edit: added personal insult to James_G