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Jetpack & Social Networking

I've most likely missed when this was implemented, but I just happened to notice a listing under plugins settings called "Social" this has listings for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr,Yahoo & LinkedIn.

So the purpose of this post is to test the links for Facebook, Tumblr & LinkedIn as I already use WordTwit Pro for posting to Twitter. I gave up on using Facebook plugins because every time Facebook altered their API it always broke 3rd party plugins. The other issue is the free top level DynDNS domain name I'm using was blacklisted some time back so I can't even post messages that includes the domain as it warns you that the domain is responsible for abuse so it's banned .

So I'm interested to see how the Jetpack add-on handles posting, whether it simply places the body of the post on to  my Facebook wall, or if it summarises and links back to the original post, because if it's the latter then it's not going to work for me as intended.

I don't think there's going to be a problem with Tumblr or LinkedIn as they don't have such a restrictions…

Ok enough talk let's see what happens! 😉

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Jetpack & Social Networking

I've most likely missed when this was implemented, but I just happened to notice a listing under plugins settings called "Social" this has listings for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr,Yahoo & LinkedIn.

So the purpose of this post is to test the links for Facebook, Tumblr & LinkedIn as I already use WordTwit Pro for posting to Twitter. I gave up on using Facebook plugins because every time Facebook altered their API it always broke 3rd party plugins. The other issue is the free top level DynDNS domain name I'm using was blacklisted some time back so I can't even post messages that includes the domain as it warns you that the domain is responsible for abuse so it's banned .

So I'm interested to see how the Jetpack add-on handles posting, whether it simply places the body of the post on to  my Facebook wall, or if it summarises and links back to the original post, because if it's the latter then it's not going to work for me as intended.

I don't think there's going to be a problem with Tumblr or LinkedIn as they don't have such a restrictions…

Ok enough talk let's see what happens! 😉

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Twitter Spambots #FAIL

Doesn't it annoy you when you get an @user reply from an account that is simply scouring the public twitter feed for key words to then send you their rubbish.  Well over the past few days I've flagged about 23 accounts as being a spammer.

So I've changed my account to now be private, this is not a practical solution as I would much rather stick with using a public feed.

This almost makes using Twitter a non event, but for now that's the way it's going to be…  😐

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WP Status.net plugin

Because I'm subscribed to multiple social networks like Twitter, Identi.ca, Floss.pro & Stauts.net I'm still on the hunt for a plugin that will allow me to update to all those services when I post a new blog. I was recently put onto YOURLs by Brooke (many thanks!) this works fine for Twitter but only allows one service to be updated, so I've been scouring through the WordPress plugins and I have stumbled upon WP Status.net This does allow multiple instances to be updated with basic authentication and OAuth. So this post is really another test to see if it updates all four services once I hit the "publish" button! this plugin also includes the option for URL shortening via seven different ones, so there is some scope for if you do not wish to use a particular service for what ever reason you may have.

And here is the Services options…

I suppose the only way to see if it works is to publish this post! 😉

NOTE: for the purpose of this post YOULs has been disabled.
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Just another test!

Because I've recently had issues with the WP-Twitter plugin, I've now got a work around with thanks to Brooke for the suggestion you using YOURLs to announce to the world via Twitter that yet again I'm making noise!

So now to address identi.ca, the same plugin I was using for Twitter also had the ability to post to identi.ca now this to appears to have stopped working at some point. So I've grabbed identi.ca tools to see if this will get me by for the blog announcements … well only the result of this post will confir/deny if it works as stated it "should" (yes I'm highly sceptical about this!)

So again because this is another test post…  here is another image to make the visit semi worthwhile !!!

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Twitter dumps basic authentication

Are you a user of Twitter? If so do you use a 3rd party application to post your tweets? You may have discovered that now that application no longer works! Why is that? (I hear you ask) Well Twitter have now disabled support for basic authentication, this means that any 3rd party application that simply used you username & password to pass your tweet will not work anymore. All applications will now need to use the OAuth way of validation, so until your favourite application is updated to use this method it will remain broken.

So why have Twitter decided to do this right now? Well it was proposed some time back but has been pushed back twice so now it is in effect. So what advantage does the new style of authentication give you? Well once setup your client will authenticate with a token, thus not passing your user/password so this will in effect be a more secure way and at the same time protecting your account from would-be hackers!

So its some short term pain for long term gain…

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Telstra now support SMS to Twitter…

It's been quite a while since I logged into to Twitter But I noticed today that there is now the option (providing you are a Telstra subscriber) to send/receive updates.

The link to "Read more…" then takes you to the blog post on twitter to then explain a little more!

So this will no doubt give the Gen-Y's something to play with, but is it really necessary? I mean Twitter is a popular micro blog, but because it's limited to 140 characters and most modern phones span messages above that limit, I wonder how the message content will be dealt with once you go over the limit? I'm assuming that it will be truncated to the first 140.

So will you be sending a SMS to 0198089488 ???