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A week or so ago, I announced that hints would be posted on Twitter. At the time, I said it was a test of sorts -- if the interest was there, we'd continue the program. It's obvious now that there is interest, judging from the numbers who signed on to follow the tweets. When we launched, we used my own Twitter account, but it's clear that's not the best way to go forward -- not for those of you who are forced to read my daily drivel on Twitter, and not for me, as I must remember to tweet the hints each morning.

Last week, thanks to a quick name grab by Mac OS X Hints reader ad7am, I set up @osxhints to hold each day's hints. The posting of the hints is also automated via HootSuite.

So as of now, feel free to unfollow my Twitter account (I don't care, honest!), and sign on to follow @osxhints. I've also modified the hashtag, and we'll be using just #macosxhints on each tip. (The @osxhints account has several days' hints posted already, all using the new hashtag.)

I apologize for the minor hassle of doing this in a two-step process, but we really did want to give it a test run first. (And no, it wasn't just a 'follower grab' for my account -- as noted, please feel free to unfollow now that the test period is over; I really don't care who follows me on Twitter. Most of my tweets are Mac-related, general observations, or banter with other Macworld staffers and Mac users.)
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New and improved tweeting of daily hints
Authored by: simonpie on Aug 05, '09 04:28:27AM

Can anyone explain why tweeting is usefull when we already have the RSS feed ?



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