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Twextra – when you just have too much to say

Twextra takes the 140 character limit in Twitter and throws it away to give you 100,000 characters.  They have embraced oAuth, which gets them in the game right away (read the article on how Twitter is killing the Ecosystem).

The editor is rich text, including pictures and video if needed.  Apparently you can update via a mobile browser without the rich text as well.  Translation of the messages is built in for readers all over the world.

One thing the site did not include is how it sends the messages out.  Does it use bit.ly? Multiple tweets?  I wish that was more clear, but they do have some good how-to videos.

If you need to say 100,000 words, I think a blog is for you.  Not Twitter.


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.


6 thoughts on “Twextra – when you just have too much to say

  1. How do I sign up for this?

    Posted by eric | June 20, 2011, 7:46 pm
  2. I just wanted to chime in on this to say Twextra is great!

    When I needed help embedding video, it turned out that was what they were working on at that moment. Within 24 hours they had not one, but three (3) ways to do it! You don’t see that every day.

    The rich text works great, and Twextra recently implemented Disqus commenting.

    Click the link on my name for an example. Here are a couple of others:

    Promise Kept: Wikileaks gets Maximum Impact for Manning:

    What a Great Song! :

    Media Research Resource Link Pit September 25 – October 15 2010 TOC:

    I highly recommend Twextra for any extended tweet need. It’s much more convenient than wrestling with most blogging User Interfaces (specifically, Blogger or WordPress).

    -dcm ( @dredeyedick)

    Posted by Dave Manchester | October 21, 2010, 9:18 pm
  3. What! No Tweet share-button?

    Posted by Yasmin Noori | September 15, 2010, 5:39 pm
  4. I’m the Co-Founder of Twextra. To clear up your question, we post the messages to your Twitter account, which will have a link back to your full message on Twextra.com

    The links look like this:


    Posted by Kapil | September 13, 2010, 11:46 am

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