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Twibes – hand picked tweeters

Twibes touts itself as a site that hand picks suggested tweeters for you to follow.  You begin by entering your Twitter username (and no password).

Wait, I spoke too soon.  After entering your username it attempts to connect to your twitter account which you must authorize.  Oh what I do you for!

I allowed it access and it asks you to pick the 5 people you follow that you find most interesting.  Now if you follow thousands this could be a hard step.  It brings up the avatars of each of them in a grid.  I went with TheSocialGeeks crew to see what results I got back.  You can also simply type in usernames on the right to speed up the process.

It then brings upn a page that says it will send a DM to those 5 saying I recommended them.  You can also click a tiny line that will allow you to send a tweet instead.  I am not sure what this has to do with giving me recommendations.  I couldn’t find any way around not sending some form of messages to see my picks.  I did see a button to edit the tweet so I made an innocuous one to get to the final screen.

Apparently this is to recommend people, not give me recommendations.  It allows me to enter my email to get notified when someone recommends me.  But all this can be done with the #followfriday hash that started up.  To top it off I got this error trying to finish the steps

Sorry. Twitter not responding. Please try again.

And I know it wasn’t down since I was using Twitter the whole time.  Ugh!

But wait!  I tried one more time and actually got results.  It shows who I voted for and then voting ratings of others I follow.  You can see who submitted them to follow which then in turn gives you people to look at that might have the same interest.  It gives you the top 50 that got votes from the entire list of those you follow.  Interesting idea when I got through the steps.

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About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.

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