Archives for the day of: June 19, 2008
Twitter is an interesting service to use at conference if a critical mass of people participate. I found it to be useful at the SLA 2008 Conference in Seattle for updates on what was happening in other sessions. People also transmitted salient points that speakers made. I think it created another level of connection.

Below, Daniel talks about re-tweeting, where tweets are rebroadcast.

clipped from yankeeincanada.typepad.com

sla2008 re-tweeter

I have developed a re-tweeter for sla2008 based on the Twitter API and John Eckman’s code.  Thanks John!

Re-tweeting is helpful for:

  • separating out your sla2008 related tweets from your other tweets
  • sending broadcast messages (6 minute delay) to all sla2008 followers
  • seeing what sla2008 followers are tweeting about without necessarily having to go to the sla2008 page (you have to have device updates from sla2008 turned on if you want the tweets sent to you)
  • creating an archive of tweets on the sla2008 page
  • Further Reading
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    If you can’t figure out what numbers belong to phone “words”, use this site.
    clipped from www.phonespell.com

    New Feature! Now you can
    automatically dial vanity phone numbers!

    The PhoneSpell® search engine provides three 4 services in one! You may have heard that now you can
    take your phone number with you when you move. Enter a 6 to 10 digit phone number and we’ll
    show you what
    words and phrases your phone number spells to help you decide if you
    want
    to keep it. Opening a business and need a new phone number? Pick a new 7 or 8 digit phone number by typing in an
    available exchange (first 3 to 5 digits) and see what one-word numbers you
    can choose
    from. Searching for just the right toll free number to advertise? Type in letters and we will show you
    the corresponding
    phone number. We can even dial the number for you! Questions? Get the FAQs.

  • Enter a full phone number and see what words and phrases it spells,
    -or-
  • Enter the start of a phone number and see what words start with those
    digits, -or-
  • Enter some letters and see (and even dial) the corresponding phone number
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    This is a very interesting post on Cellphone spam. It was easy to set up the blocking and allow certain email addresses to send to your phone. I don’t know if I will ever use this feature, but it is better to be prepared against cell phone spam.
    clipped from pogue.blogs.nytimes.com

    How to Block Cellphone Spam

    The beauty of this feature, of course, is that it blocks ONLY text messages from the Internet. Your friends, using cellphones, can still text you.

    * AT&T: Log in at mymessages.wireless.att.com. Under Preferences, you’ll see the text-blocking and alias options. Here’s also where you can block messages from specific e-mail addresses or Web sites.

    * T-Mobile: T-Mobile doesn’t yet offer a “block text messages from the Internet” option. You can block all messages sent by e-mail, though, or permit only messages sent to your phone’s e-mail address or alias, or create filters that block text messages containing certain phrases. It’s all waiting when you log into http://www.t-mobile.com and click Communication Tools.

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