Posts tagged ‘twitter’

Displaying multiple images in Twitter

The Tapbots crew beat me to it by a couple of days, but I did manage to update Dr. Twoot to handle Twitter’s new multiple image format. And I have to say I prefer my display of multiple images to both Tweetbot’s and Twitter’s. This isn’t to say that Dr. Twoot is truly comparable to…


Tweets with multiple photos

In last night’s post, I embedded a John Gruber tweet that included two photos. Original iPhone, snapped with 5S, and vice versa. The difference 7 years makes — John Gruber (@gruber) Jun 29 2014 5:18 PM To do so, I had to modify my blackbirdpy script for embedding tweets. It now takes advantage of Twitter’s…


Stealing a great idea

It’s been almost two years since my last post about Dr. Twoot, my personal Twitter client. And if the gang at the Iconfactory hadn’t come up with the brilliant idea of adding an “Edit Tweet” button to Twitterrific for iOS, that two-year streak would’ve continued. So blame them. My guess is that every Twitter client…


Tweetbot for Mac

I bought the Mac version of Tweetbot today, and I’m not sure what I think of it. I had it running on the iMac at the office and hated it, but now I’m running it on my MacBook Air and it seems fine. I think I understand why, but it isn’t going to make it…


Autotweeting update

Back near the end of August, I set up a special Twitter account, drangposts, from which to tweet notices of new blog posts. And to make the tweeting semi-automatic, I wrote a little script that connected to the blog through the WordPress API, grabbed the title and URL of the most recent post, and then…


Automatic posting to Twitter

Don’t worry—it isn’t as bad as the title makes it seem. A few weeks ago, I set up a Twitter account called drangposts so those misguided folks who use Twitter as a (poor) substitute for RSS could have an account to follow that would link to every post here. Although my regular Twitter account sometimes…


Completing my Twitter archive

My complete Twitter archive became available today (yes, I’ve been checking every day), and I just got done processing it to fit in with my existing archive.1 Here’s what I did. After downloading and unzipping the archive, I had a new tweets directory in my Downloads folder. The tweets themselves are a few levels deep…


WordPress 3.5 and the deathly auto-embeds

A few days ago I was searching my site for something and landed on this page about archiving tweets with IFTTT. It didn’t have what I was looking for, but as I was looking through it, I saw that the extract of my archive was formatted wrong. Instead of looking like this, it looked like…


Twitter archiving utility on GitHub

Like many of you, I got the email from IFTTT saying that it was shutting down its Twitter triggers next week in response to Twitter’s policy changes. Because that change will kill this IFTTT recipe for archiving tweets, there’s been some interest in my Twitter archiving utility, a Python script that does what Hugo’s recipe…


Roll with the changes

Let’s see, where was I? Oh, yes: My feeling is that the LinkedIn and Instagram examples are special cases that have more to do with tribal warfare among social media companies than with a true crackdown on third-party clients. 20-25% of tweets come from third-party clients… I think that’s a big enough number to make…