Twinkle And Twitter

About a week back I downloaded an app for my iPhone called Twinkle. It’s a Twitter client with two catches: It allows you to geotag posts, and it allows you to take attach photo snaphots of whatever it is you are doing. Both of these features make Twinkle a real great toy. It is a lot of fun browsing the twitters within a one mile radius, and trying to make out from the photos where the picture was taken. It really puts a whole new dimension to social networking.

The downside is that there is no way to relay this experience to non-iPhone users. So I made a few Yahoo pipes that mash up the photo with the proper twitters. This is my personal feed.

You could create new feeds from my pipes page.

{“pipe_id”:”67c7356101ecda7e4c351a810ee6dea8″,”_btype”:”list”,”pipe_params”:{“twitter_name”:”eeejay”,”img_width”:”320″,”img_height”:”480″}}

Twinkle And Twitter

Names And Faces

It used to be that when you used the Planet GNOME feed, you would get the faces and and names of the folks who were posting. For some reason this hasn’t been the case lately. Sometimes I see posts with no author names at all, and I have to click through to see who’s post it is.

This is unfortunate, because I rarely remember names, but I always remember faces. And there are a bunch of faces on the planet that I love reading.

Does anyone know why the hakergotchi and author names dissapeared from the Atom and RSS2 feeds?

Names And Faces