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« on: March 06, 2009, 04:17:00 AM »

Hey everybody, I started an official twitter account for GT as part of getting ready to ramp up coverage of SXSWi next week.  I hope y'all start following us! 

We are at twitter.com/gamingtrend

Here's what you can expect to see in our tweet feed:

microblogging coverage of events such as SXSW and E3
links to reviews and articles here on the site
occasional musings from the staff, and more!

As we start building this up I'll give you the lowdown on what #'s to look for on a regular basis.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009, 06:18:27 AM »

Hell yeah!  Any plans on making it part of the new site re-design?  Twitter's got an API to throw up the latest posts which is pretty cool...
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009, 06:22:50 AM »

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 06, 2009, 06:18:27 AM

Hell yeah!  Any plans on making it part of the new site re-design?  Twitter's got an API to throw up the latest posts which is pretty cool...
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009, 09:14:55 PM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on March 06, 2009, 06:22:50 AM

Quote from: TheMissingLink on March 06, 2009, 06:18:27 AM

Hell yeah!  Any plans on making it part of the new site re-design?  Twitter's got an API to throw up the latest posts which is pretty cool...
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 06:49:07 AM »

When I clicked on the link, it says that the account was suspended.  icon_frown
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 02:28:37 PM »

Quote from: Tokek on March 09, 2009, 06:49:07 AM

When I clicked on the link, it says that the account was suspended.  icon_frown

I knew Purge detaling his bathroom adventures on there was going too far.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 02:32:56 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 09, 2009, 02:28:37 PM

Quote from: Tokek on March 09, 2009, 06:49:07 AM

When I clicked on the link, it says that the account was suspended.  icon_frown

I knew Purge detaling his bathroom adventures on there was going too far.

Seriously though, I wonder what happened?
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« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009, 02:47:44 PM »

Yeah, we are looking into it.  I'm pretty furious as we did nothing wrong.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 02:34:57 AM »

Aaaand, we are back!  @GamingTrend is back in business!
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2009, 03:16:48 AM »

Hmmm, weird why that happened.  I know as the popularity of Twitter has grown, more and more spam accounts have popped up.  Maybe their spam alerts are too sensitive.

Either way, awesome you're on Twitter.  I'll get your tweets sent via text to my phone pronto smile
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 12:43:15 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 09, 2009, 02:28:37 PM

Quote from: Tokek on March 09, 2009, 06:49:07 AM

When I clicked on the link, it says that the account was suspended.  icon_frown

I knew Purge detaling his bathroom adventures on there was going too far.

I guess they have a filter set to look for words like "poop" and "detaling".
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2009, 04:07:26 AM »

Starting to tease some of the coverage we are going to try and get.  Only on twitter will you get the play-by-play coverage at SXSWi.  Full site coverage to follow.

Let's just say things are going to get very active in a couple of days slywink
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« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2009, 05:26:57 PM »

So what did they say about the ban?
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2009, 05:28:05 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 11, 2009, 05:26:57 PM

So what did they say about the ban?

they didn't  saywhat
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2009, 05:37:39 PM »

Nothing like being at the mercy of a capricious, whimsical authority.  Yay, randomness!
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2009, 05:41:27 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 11, 2009, 05:37:39 PM

Nothing like being at the mercy of a capricious, whimsical authority.  Yay, randomness!

Just like the moderation on any internet forum   Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2009, 06:23:34 PM »

Quote from: DarkEL on March 13, 2009, 05:41:27 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 11, 2009, 05:37:39 PM

Nothing like being at the mercy of a capricious, whimsical authority.  Yay, randomness!

Just like the moderation on any internet forum   Tongue

 ban

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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2009, 04:06:42 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on March 13, 2009, 06:23:34 PM

Quote from: DarkEL on March 13, 2009, 05:41:27 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on March 11, 2009, 05:37:39 PM

Nothing like being at the mercy of a capricious, whimsical authority.  Yay, randomness!

Just like the moderation on any internet forum   Tongue

 ban

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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2009, 01:49:27 AM »

Pot?  Kettle? 
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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2009, 01:53:30 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2009, 02:04:30 AM »

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Ceekay, do you have a twitter account?
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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2009, 04:54:26 AM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on March 15, 2009, 01:53:30 AM

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that can't be a serious name.

Ceekay, do you have a twitter account?

no, I tried signing up but someone already took my name.

[edit to add] and holy cow, my dad and his wife have one and I don't.  ouch.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2009, 09:39:38 AM »

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Quote from: ROTC1983 on March 15, 2009, 02:04:30 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 15, 2009, 01:53:30 AM

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that can't be a serious name.

Ceekay, do you have a twitter account?

no, I tried signing up but someone already took my name.

[edit to add] and holy cow, my dad and his wife have one and I don't.  ouch.

You should get one Ceekay...come on smile  Nothing would complete my day more other than you actually tweeting some info into my life Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2009, 07:42:10 AM »

Oh, man, it's threads like this that make me realize how "far behind the times" I really am.  I've resisted Facebook and Twitter both - they just seemed too gimmicky at first - but because of that, I now find myself pretty ignorant regarding those sites.

If GT is going all Twitter though, I'll have to figure it out.  If I don't, I know you will all be talking about me behind my back!   ninja
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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2009, 04:15:23 PM »

Quote from: mytocles on April 01, 2009, 07:42:10 AM

Oh, man, it's threads like this that make me realize how "far behind the times" I really am.  I've resisted Facebook and Twitter both - they just seemed too gimmicky at first - but because of that, I now find myself pretty ignorant regarding those sites.

If GT is going all Twitter though, I'll have to figure it out.  If I don't, I know you will all be talking about me behind my back!   ninja


heck, eve the 188 year old Guardian is switching to Twitter, and you can't be as old as that newspaper is  icon_twisted
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« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2009, 04:23:30 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 01, 2009, 04:15:23 PM

Quote from: mytocles on April 01, 2009, 07:42:10 AM

Oh, man, it's threads like this that make me realize how "far behind the times" I really am.  I've resisted Facebook and Twitter both - they just seemed too gimmicky at first - but because of that, I now find myself pretty ignorant regarding those sites.

If GT is going all Twitter though, I'll have to figure it out.  If I don't, I know you will all be talking about me behind my back!   ninja


heck, eve the 188 year old Guardian is switching to Twitter, and you can't be as old as that newspaper is  icon_twisted

See? Now there is an excellent example - I know so little about Twitter that I have no idea if that story is true, or an April Fool's Day joke. 

Also, you are correct, I'm a tad (or two) under 188 years old, lmao.  I think... can't really remember.  icon_neutral
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« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2009, 02:39:14 PM »

I lost the battle to Facebook but I have absolutely no interest in getting into this Twitter business.  I guess I'm getting old.
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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2009, 05:22:10 PM »

Although I've no interest in posting to Twitter, it can be useful as far as tracking news on various things. And friends of mine have basically been forced, kicking and screaming initially, to use it for work, either to share stuff with the public, or to use as a sort of "intra organizational" communications tool.

So, if you're forced to use it, a friend of mine who has to use it for her job provided the following tips for newbies:

http://search.twitter.com/
This is like a Google for Twitter. If you know the "Twitter number" but it isn't on a Web page per se, you can input it there to pull it up. You can search key words there for topics that interest you (or on the business side, to see if people are, uh, Tweeting about your stuff)
* Note: Like Google, you may need to put quote marks around a search phrase to get better matches. "Gaming Trend" will pull up a short list and you can pick out the GT Twitter stuff, but not using quote marks will pull up a lot of unrelated junk.

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http://www.twitip.com/10-easy-steps-for-twitter-beginners/
Twitip has a lot of good info for beginners.

To me, most of the general public is using Twitter to share random thoughts of little interest. But there are quite a few agencies and organizations using it to share mission critical stuff, and I've read about some police agencies using it as a way to get crime reports out to the public more quickly than other means. Like any communications tool, you can use it to share useful info or you can use it to share crap.  icon_razz

One problem right now is it's far too easy for people to set up accounts with names that aren't their own. As a journalist I don't think I'd ever quote Twitter postings right now when there seems no way of verifying who's who (reminds me of when a fellow reporter a few years ago quote a bunch of "history" from Wikipedia, and virtually none of it turned out to be factual).

I think that's all part of the growing pains the service is going through as it probably wasn't built from the ground up to be used the large-scale way it has (probably Facebook, Myspace et al have and continue to go through the same sort of radical growth and pain).
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2011, 07:20:32 AM »

Quote from: Lee on January 03, 2011, 06:23:18 AM

Shouldn't this be a link on the main page instead of yet another pinned item no one reads? GT could cut way back on the pinned stuff.
  you mean like a section called Twitter Feed that lists all the twitter updates plus gives a link that say's 'follow us on twitter'?
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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2011, 02:21:01 PM »

Quote from: Lee on January 03, 2011, 06:23:18 AM

Shouldn't this be a link on the main page instead of yet another pinned item no one reads? GT could cut way back on the pinned stuff.

Couldn't agree more.   Working on that....
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« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2011, 05:59:18 PM »

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At first glance, I thought it read "mindboggling."  icon_lol

I'll be sure to bookmark this when I get home.

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« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2011, 10:16:40 PM »

Our twitter (and facebook) integration is going to change drastically very soon
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« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2011, 11:05:11 PM »

Can I opt out of the Ceekay Tracking Mobile Updates?  I don't really want to see if there's a "soft cap" on unlimited text messaging.
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« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2011, 12:12:32 AM »

Quote from: Lee on January 03, 2011, 06:23:18 AM

Shouldn't this be a link on the main page instead of yet another pinned item no one reads? GT could cut way back on the pinned stuff.

Which is why I put it here, to clear up things in Off topic.  Since these threads haven't been talked about in quite a while, I figured there was no harm done.
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