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TwtRoulette – view random Twitter accounts

Yes, you know where the name TwtRoulette came from.  You can view random Twitter accounts or even submit one yourself to be added to the pool.

I went ahead and clicked random and was presented with an ad at the top (not unexpected) and then a listing of Tweets as some random user would see them.  Much like watching the public timeline at any point.  No common theme, hashtag or list.  Just people.

I shortly got a prompt to add my own timeline to the roulette wheel.  However, even with the oAuth prompt, I did not like how it asked to read and update my timeline.  My stream is public and who I follow could be, so it should be able to just take my username and submit it, no oAuth necesary.  If they are protected then you can’t see it.

You get about ten or so tweets per page and have to click to see more.  You can also choose to see Twitter as someones timeline would be, which is interesting.

So this begs a serious question.  If I authorize oAuth to view the stream as I do and I see someone that has protected their tweets, can you then use this tool to see that person’s tweets?

Will this help me find someone new?  Not likely in the random sense.

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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.

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One thought on “TwtRoulette – view random Twitter accounts

  1. I just launched a new twitter background gallery. At: http://www.arstwittergallery.com/

    If you have time check it out, I think it will be a lot of fun for people to submit their twitter pages.

    Thanks!

    Posted by Evan | October 6, 2010, 4:31 pm

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