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Twitter in Time Out?

Twitter in Time out

Twitter Time Out

Twitter Time Out

Well I guess all the talk about Million dollar search deals between Google, Microsoft and Twitter may be going up in smoke.

I’ve been watching the support tickets flowing into Twitter over the last 24 hours and I must say that Twitter must have forgot to start it’s engines this morning, because many of our @replies and dm’s have flown the coop.

But still no word from Twitter on when service will return to normal, we’ll keep you posted.

So if you are one of the thousands of people, or should I say millions of users on Twitter who seem like they have been frozen in time, you not alone.

Watching out for you, one tweet at a time. (Please leave us your comments and suggestions)

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Don’t Go Phishing it may be a Scam!

Twitter Funny Video Phishing Scam

twitterphishingJust saw this upon starting up TweetDeck this morning. Looks like some folks are getting a virus which then sends out DMs saying “rofl this you on here?” regarding an alleged funny video featuring the recipient. The link leads to a spoofed Twitter site where unknowing folks may enter their Twitter credentials and where the instigators can then gain access to more Twitter accounts and perpetuate the ploy.

If you get such a DM, don’t enter your Twitter log-in data on the spoofed site! If you’ve already done so, try to change your Twitter password as soon as possible.

This one almost got me, and I am typically wary of such things.
Mashable has a nice update that was posted on September 23rd, 2009 | by BenParr

Do Not Visit this link it’s only here to let you know of the link that is showing up in the DM’s of many users on Twitter  Reported Web Forgery http://videos.twitter.secure-logins01.com
Don’t get caught in the Phishing Scam.

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Add Your Twitter Feed to Facebook

Importing Your RSS Feed into Your Facebook Account

Recently we received a request for instructions on “How-To” add your Twitter RSS feed to your Facebook Account.

To keep this simple, these are the things that you will need.

RSS to Facebook

RSS to Facebook

Things You’ll Need:

* Facebook account
* Computer with Internet access
* RSS feed from twitter

Now let’s move on…
Import an RSS Feed to Your Notes

First off we have to locate your Twitter RSS Feed. This is a very simple task. Your Twitter RSS Feed is located right directly below your Following List within your twitter profile page. (Just click on your tweets and you’ll be on your profile page) All you have to do is Right Click on the RSS Feed of “yourname” tweets and choose “Copy Link Location” and then open Note Pad or any text editor and paste that URL to your text editor. Then we can move on to the rest of the instructions below.

Step 1
Sign in to Facebook’s home page using the email address you registered with (see Resources below).

Step 2
Follow the “My Notes” link from the navigational menu. If you have already entered notes on your page, then they will load for you to preview or edit.

Step 3
Select the “Import Blog” or “Edit Import Settings” link in the Notes Setting section. If you are already importing from a blog, the URL will appear here. You can only import from 1 source at a time. Simply “Stop Importing” if you want to change to an RSS feed.

Step 4
Enter the URL for the RSS feed in the box. Check the box next to the statement that you actually own the content. You cannot import RSS feeds from Web sites that are not your own or that you do not have permission to reproduce.

Step 5
Click the “Start Importing” button. Facebook will import the content of the RSS feed for you to preview. If everything looks good, then go ahead and hit the “Continue” button. Now your RSS feed is automatically imported into your “Notes” section.

Step 6
Set your privacy levels to determine who is allowed to view your notes, which now contain your RSS feed.

I hope that this post answers your question Roy.

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The Forbidden 403 on Twitter

403 Forbidden

Twitter"s is Forbidden

Twitter"s is Forbidden

Hey Guy’s and Gal’s, I just came across what I thought would never happen on Twitter, but it did.

It refused to submit my request for answering a DM.
Pretty weird huh?

Who would think that by simply replying to a DM, that would cause such a problem.

While doing a search on Google for “403 Forbidden on Twitter” I came up with many possibilities but most of the results (over 29,900) were pertaining to mobile devices,

In a recent response at Answers.com they state the following:

A 403 error message is an indication there may be an error on the remote web server. There is likely nothing you can do directly to solve the issue. The best thing to do in this case is to contact twitter support. They may have an error in their web server configuration that they can fix if notified about the issue.

And there are many reports on Twitter Support, but apparently the problem still exists.

Has this happened to you lately?

I’d love to hear your comments.

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Project SNEAK PEEK: ReTweet Alert!

Project SNEAK PEEK: ReTweet Alert!

Have you heard about the most recent buzz on “Twitter’s Upcoming ReTweet Feature?.”

Twitter API Announcement Group, stated in great detail it’s new outline of “Project ReTweet, what it will look like, and how it will work, but there appears to be a little mix up around the coding to build the feature.

And it also appears that it has many developers in an up roar about the Twitter’s API changing. Now a lot of the twitter third party services have to play catch up, and change how their programs work.

What does this all mean to you?

To make this nice and simple I’ve put a picture below to show you what your timeline (when logged into twitter.com) will look like when the retweet feature is complete.

example-retweet

To me this looks like a step in the right direction, and it will make things a lot easier for all of us.

Please let us know your thoughts.

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How to Make Your Blog Go Viral with Twitter

How to Make Your Blog Go Viral with Twitter feed

Here at TwitterWatchDog, we are always looking for different types of tools and applications to help you create a buzz around your personal and/or business website through the use of Twitter, and I think we may have come across a tool that can help you capitalize on just that. Read the rest of this entry »

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