Posts Tagged ‘microblogging’
I recently started noticing that certain locations that I check into had tips which were usually for companies close to that location. An example it the ING Bank advertising their career site when you are in the discount electronics shop across the road or in the mall. Or Heineken informing you that you can link your FourSquare profile to your Heineken profile.
Image source: me
So I’ve been playing with Profilactic, which is similar to FriendFeed, although I won’t call it a clone. One of it’s selling points is that it supports 190 sites, as I have many of these sites hooked into my Ping.FM (currently down) like FriendFeed it collates all the messages that I distribute into the microblogosphere.
Thanks to DutchMob for the hint.
You might have noticed that some subjectless, single blog line posts are added to this blog during the day, they may contain a location or an activity as would be more appropriate for a Twitter or a BrightKite feed. These truncated blog posts are actually the microblogs – or status updates – which I’m sending with my GTalk client for the CrackBerry to Ping.fm – which syndicates my microblogs to 20+ sites including Twitter. Sadly enough these messages are erroneously being posted to WordPress by Ping.fm.
I am currently employing two options for correcting this:
- Use my custom trigger (shortcut #ms) to post to all my microblogs – by way of Ping.fm – with the exception of WordPress
- In case a message is posted incorrectly, remove the WordPress item from the blog manually
This does mean that typos cause these microblogs to appear here until I manually remove them, however leaving WordPress active in Ping.fm still makes it possible for me to write a blog post in Ping.fm and have it syndicated to all my blogs. Were I to decide to remove WordPress from Ping.fm I would most likely lose a good part of the automated syndication of my blog postings.
UPDATE: I think I’ve been able to disable this for WordPress, we’ll wait and see…