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Google reader is supposed to be one of the best online RSS Reader website and many people use it quite frequently. It helps to keep track of your favorite blogs and you might have several RSS feeds subscribed to Google reader. But have you ever thought of subscribing Twitter Feed to Google Reader so that you can keep track of the latest tweets? With the below steps you would be able to subscribe Twitter Feeds.
You can’t directly add the URL to the Google reader subscribe box since it requires the RSS link.
So you can tweak the URL as .rss">http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/<twitterid>.rss
Now enter the above URL in the subscribe box of Google reader replacing <twitterid> with your Twitter Id and click Add.
You will be able to see all the latest Tweets in your Google Reader Box, a one place watch for all your favorite blogs and twitters.
Twitter for iPhone and Android app was updated today and the new version 4.1 for iPhone and version 3.1.0 for Android brings back the swipe gesture shortcut, adds the ability to copy and paste and lots of other enhancement.
Below are the official features available in the current version of iPhone Twitter :
- Swipe shortcut
- Copy and paste for tweets and profiles
- Press and hold actions on links in tweet details
- Font size settings
- Direct Message improvements
- Confirmation alert for Find Friends
- Improved startup time and general performance improvement
- Improved image quality in tweet detail
- Accessibility improvements
- Profile shows whether a user follows you
- Verified badges in people search results
- New language: Turkish
- Lots of other polish and bug fixes
And below are the official features available in the current version of Android Twitter :
- Swipe shortcut
- Improved scrolling and network performance
- Improved support for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich devices
- Confirmation dialog for Find Friends
- Security improvements
- New languages: Filipino, Simplified Chinese
- Many other bug fixes, improvements, and polish
You can download the latest version of Twitter for iPhone and Android from the below link.
Social web sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ allows users to stay up-to-date on trending news and stories online, but Microsoft has recently developed a new feature that might be very useful and its worth checking out, if any users is looking out for some interesting content online.
The new website developed my Microsoft is called as “msnNOW”, which crawls through millions of internet searches and links circulating on the internet and social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and brings along at one place i.e. msnNOW.
“The service is primarily aimed at college-age teenagers and young adults who are increasingly relying on smartphones and other mobile devices to remain plugged into what everyone is talking about from one hour to the next. It’s an “information-snacking” addiction that msnNOW is looking to feed with a smorgasbord of morsels served up a team of about 20 editors who will write 100-word summaries of the stories driving online conversations,” Bob Visse, MSN’s general manager told the Reuters.
Service is also available to mobile users but not through apps but through mobile browser.
For getting the search activity it is relying on Bing search which can be disadvantage since percentage of users are quite low compared to Google. But trending topics from Facebook and Twitter might be useful since they are mostly used social site across the world.
Twitter announced in a blog post Thursday that it will now block specific tweets based on country to country according to its law which is violating.
For long time Twitter has been a powerful tool for protest especially during Egypt Uprising, Syria Uprising and Libya Uprising. But the new censorship rules will limit its usage. Users has heavily criticized the website and are planning to boycott the website on Saturday. Its really undemocratic, we as an User hardly have freedom of speech. It seems Twitter is now seeing more into business .
In just few days after the announcement of official Account of Indian Prime Minister’s Office, more than 20,000 twitter users have started following it. This twitter account will give regular updates of Prime Minister’s speeches, programs, photos, tours and other official news in real-time. This official account of PMO will be managed and updated by TV journalist Pankaj Pachauri who’s newly appointed Communications Adviser to the Prime Minister. You can follow the PMO twitter account @PMOIndia. One can also check the official Facebook page of PMO.