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TweetSmarter – add symbols and retweet links easily

While the interface for TweetSmarter needs some clean-up, it does offer some interesting help to your tweets.  You use the site to build your tweet and it sends you and that content to the Twitter homepage.  They dodge the bullet on you handing over your password that way, which is ingenious enough.  I would suggest logging into Twitter via the browser first, then jumping to this service to say the later log in step.

Not all special characters work in all clients and browsers, so they let you hover above them to see the limitations.  I did laugh at their explanation of the black boxes for tweeting.  It makes it look like a government doc or you are hiding profanities.  Interesting way to act like you said something but didn’t.

The last part is the ability to add a retweet link to your tweet.  I am not sure the benefit of a link where most people now search for RT or retweet and you have to sue extra characters.  I might have to play more with this one to get it.


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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.


2 thoughts on “TweetSmarter – add symbols and retweet links easily

  1. BTW one of the hidden benefits of providing a retweet link, and one reason we do it a lot from @Twitter_Tips, is it forces us to leave room. It’s there to be deleted so people can add their own comments. Has made us write our tweets a lot shorter, which is beneficial also when your tweets are shown in a mini-feed, such as on Twitter.Alltop.com

    Posted by Twitter_Tips | May 11, 2009, 11:09 am
  2. Yeah, trying to find time to clean that up! The http://www.tweetsmarter.com/NEWindex.htm page is where we’re going, and is now fully functional, but has some more features on the way. Thx for the mention!

    Posted by Twitter_Tips | May 11, 2009, 11:07 am

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