Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

25 March 2012
by Mark
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How to avoid being a Twitter tw*t

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David Cameron, when asked why he isn’t on Twitter, once memorably replied that “too many tweets might make a twat“. It’s a lesson well worth learning, although as a regular Twitter user myself I have to admit that it isn’t … Continue reading

17 August 2011
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Arrogant Twits

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One of the limitations of Twitter is that it’s hard to tweet a URL without exceeding the 140 character limit. A result of that has been the growth in URL shorteners, such as bit.ly, is.gd, ow.ly and so on. Last … Continue reading

6 April 2009
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URL shortening, and bubble 2.0

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Having recently started to use Twitter, I’ve noticed that a lot of posts use a URL-shortening system because of ¬†Twitter’s 140 character tweet limit. I’m already familiar with TinyURL.com as it’s useful for Usenet and email (and offline use, such … Continue reading