If we may be so bold as to flatter ourselves that there are those that care, we’d like to explain a bit on recent posts.
- The nature of blogging and Twitter is such that Twitter Tools in the Twitter-to-Wordpress direction don’t make for good reading. Although some improvements can be made here:
- Some ad hoc (yet laconic) syntax hints that some words plus the accompanying link should be translated to an <a href=”link”>text</a> structure in the blog.
- Some sort of querying the URL shortening service for the original URL (because some die-hard verbose bloggers hate this part of Twitter and refuse to click on some obscure URLS. I can’t say that I necessarily blame them.
- An option in Twitter Tools to make Twitter digest go into a draft instead of a published post.
- This was not helped by my ill-fated decision to pipe the feed of newly created Overstreams right into our main Twitter account. The noise was, well, deafening, pardon the pun.
So, at least until the above-made WIBNI (”wouldn’t it be nice?”) suggestions for blogging/Tweeter integration are done, we’ll tread carefully and will:
- @Overstream on Twitter is still the Tweet Stream from the Overstream Team. The feeds with latest Overstreams, updated many times daily, are now available from @captioned on Twitter for those that want it — and we see that quite a few of you do!
- In general, render unto Twitter that which is tweeted, and render unto WordPress that which is… well… more coherent.