[Tweeters] Missing the Birdbox
travelgirl.fics at gmail.com
Mon Aug 31 17:21:01 PDT 2009
please tell us there isn't a crested caracara at the fill right now? :)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Purcell" <kevinpurcell at pobox.com>
To: "Charles Swift" <chaetura at gmail.com>
Cc: "Kevin Purcell" <kevinpurcell at pobox.com>; <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: 2009 August 31, Monday 16:01
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Missing the Birdbox
> On Aug 31, 2009, at 2:50 PM, Charles Swift wrote:
>> I don't know if it's possible to receive twitter updates via text
>> messaging - further research needed.
> Yes, you can. That's why Twitter messages are limited to 140
> characters so they fit in a standard SMS ("text") message.
> In fact, you can twitter by SMS i.e. you can send a rare bird tweet
> whilst actually looking at the Crested Caracara at the Fill by just
> sending a text message.
> From http://twitter.com/devices
>> Twitter with SMS
>> Sending tweets while you're away from your computer makes things
>> much more interesting.
>> It's all done through text messages (aka "SMS"), which you probably
>> use all the time anyway, so there's not much to learn.
>> Twitter doesn't charge anything for this, but standard text
>> messaging rates or bundles may apply from your carrier.
>> If you use your mobile in the United States, the United Kingdom,
>> Canada or New Zealand you can also receive tweets via SMS. You can
>> text "OFF" to stop receiving and "ON" to start again.
> To send tweets
>> To update Twitter via SMS, you'll need to add your phone number to
>> your Twitter account, and verify it.
>> 1. Go to http://twitter.com/devices (you'll need to log in)
>> 2. Add your phone number in the form provided.
>> 3. Follow the instructions provided to verify your phone.
>> Once your phone is verified, you send updates via sms by sending
>> your 140-character message to Twitter's SMS number.
>> - If you're in the US, send to 40404
>> - If you're in Canada, send to 21212
> Just remember that you get charged your providers rate for each text
> message tweet you receive.
> The biggest issue is getting a critical mass of birders to do this ...
> Kevin Purcell
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