Gaming Trend Twitter account!

uxFOOL
uxFOOL
edited March 2009 in Forum and Site Feedback
Hey everybody, I started an official twitter account for GT as part of getting ready to ramp up coverage of SXSWi next week. I hope y'all start following us!

We are at twitter.com/gamingtrend

Here's what you can expect to see in our tweet feed:

microblogging coverage of events such as SXSW and E3
links to reviews and articles here on the site
occasional musings from the staff, and more!

As we start building this up I'll give you the lowdown on what #'s to look for on a regular basis.

Enjoy!

Mike Dunn
Executive Producer & Editor-at-Large
GAMING TREND

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  • TheMissingLink
    TheMissingLink
    GT Member
    Hell yeah! Any plans on making it part of the new site re-design? Twitter's got an API to throw up the latest posts which is pretty cool...
  • uxFOOL
    uxFOOL
    GT Manager
    on 1236320307:

    Hell yeah! Any plans on making it part of the new site re-design? Twitter's got an API to throw up the latest posts which is pretty cool...

    :icon_twisted:

    Mike Dunn
    Executive Producer & Editor-at-Large
    GAMING TREND

  • ROTC1983
    ROTC1983
    GT Member
    on 1236320570:

    on 1236320307:

    Hell yeah! Any plans on making it part of the new site re-design? Twitter's got an API to throw up the latest posts which is pretty cool...

    :icon_twisted:


    :cube:
  • Tokek
    Tokek
    GT Member
    When I clicked on the link, it says that the account was suspended. :icon_frown:
  • CeeKay
    CeeKay
    GT Member
    on 1236581347:

    When I clicked on the link, it says that the account was suspended. :icon_frown:


    I knew Purge detaling his bathroom adventures on there was going too far.
  • motodd
    motodd
    GT Member
    on 1236608917:

    on 1236581347:

    When I clicked on the link, it says that the account was suspended. :icon_frown:


    I knew Purge detaling his bathroom adventures on there was going too far.


    Seriously though, I wonder what happened?
  • uxFOOL
    uxFOOL
    GT Manager
    Yeah, we are looking into it. I'm pretty furious as we did nothing wrong.

    Mike Dunn
    Executive Producer & Editor-at-Large
    GAMING TREND

  • uxFOOL
    uxFOOL
    GT Manager
    Aaaand, we are back! @GamingTrend is back in business!

    Mike Dunn
    Executive Producer & Editor-at-Large
    GAMING TREND

  • TheMissingLink
    TheMissingLink
    GT Member
    Hmmm, weird why that happened. I know as the popularity of Twitter has grown, more and more spam accounts have popped up. Maybe their spam alerts are too sensitive.

    Either way, awesome you're on Twitter. I'll get your tweets sent via text to my phone pronto :)
  • Purge
    Purge
    GT Member
    on 1236608917:

    on 1236581347:

    When I clicked on the link, it says that the account was suspended. :icon_frown:


    I knew Purge detaling his bathroom adventures on there was going too far.


    I guess they have a filter set to look for words like "poop" and "detaling".
  • uxFOOL
    uxFOOL
    GT Manager
    Starting to tease some of the coverage we are going to try and get. Only on twitter will you get the play-by-play coverage at SXSWi. Full site coverage to follow.

    Let's just say things are going to get very active in a couple of days ;)

    Mike Dunn
    Executive Producer & Editor-at-Large
    GAMING TREND

  • Isgrimnur
    Isgrimnur
    GT Member
    So what did they say about the ban?
  • uxFOOL
    uxFOOL
    GT Manager
    on 1236792417:

    So what did they say about the ban?


    they didn't :saywhat:

    Mike Dunn
    Executive Producer & Editor-at-Large
    GAMING TREND

  • Isgrimnur
    Isgrimnur
    GT Member
    Nothing like being at the mercy of a capricious, whimsical authority. Yay, randomness!
  • DarkEL
    DarkEL
    GT Member
    on 1236793059:

    Nothing like being at the mercy of a capricious, whimsical authority. Yay, randomness!


    Just like the moderation on any internet forum :P
  • Knightshade_Dragon
    Knightshade_Dragon
    GT Manager
    on 1236966087:

    on 1236793059:

    Nothing like being at the mercy of a capricious, whimsical authority. Yay, randomness!


    Just like the moderation on any internet forum :P


    :ban:

    ;)

    Ron Burke
    Editor in Chief
    GAMING TREND

    Xbox Gamertag: Gaming Trend
    PS4 Tag: GamingTrend

  • DarkEL
    DarkEL
    GT Member
    on 1236968614:

    on 1236966087:

    on 1236793059:

    Nothing like being at the mercy of a capricious, whimsical authority. Yay, randomness!


    Just like the moderation on any internet forum :P


    :ban:

    ;)


    Shouldn't you be busy launching a redesign?

    The first phase should go live between the end of February and mid-March, sooner if we can pull it off.


    :P :P :P

  • Knightshade_Dragon
    Knightshade_Dragon
    GT Manager
    Pot? Kettle?

    Ron Burke
    Editor in Chief
    GAMING TREND

    Xbox Gamertag: Gaming Trend
    PS4 Tag: GamingTrend

  • CeeKay
    CeeKay
    GT Member
    Sadly, Jonathan Blow had to cancel at the last minute :(


    that can't be a serious name.
  • ROTC1983
    ROTC1983
    GT Member
    on 1237082010:

    Sadly, Jonathan Blow had to cancel at the last minute :(


    that can't be a serious name.


    Ceekay, do you have a twitter account?
  • CeeKay
    CeeKay
    GT Member
    on 1237082670:

    on 1237082010:

    Sadly, Jonathan Blow had to cancel at the last minute :(


    that can't be a serious name.


    Ceekay, do you have a twitter account?


    no, I tried signing up but someone already took my name.

    [edit to add] and holy cow, my dad and his wife have one and I don't. ouch.
  • ROTC1983
    ROTC1983
    GT Member
    on 1237092866:

    on 1237082670:

    on 1237082010:

    Sadly, Jonathan Blow had to cancel at the last minute :(


    that can't be a serious name.


    Ceekay, do you have a twitter account?


    no, I tried signing up but someone already took my name.

    [edit to add] and holy cow, my dad and his wife have one and I don't. ouch.


    You should get one Ceekay...come on :) Nothing would complete my day more other than you actually tweeting some info into my life :P
  • mytocles
    mytocles
    GT Member
    Oh, man, it's threads like this that make me realize how "far behind the times" I really am. I've resisted Facebook and Twitter both - they just seemed too gimmicky at first - but because of that, I now find myself pretty ignorant regarding those sites.

    If GT is going all Twitter though, I'll have to figure it out. If I don't, I know you will all be talking about me behind my back! :ninja:
  • CeeKay
    CeeKay
    GT Member
    on 1238571730:

    Oh, man, it's threads like this that make me realize how "far behind the times" I really am. I've resisted Facebook and Twitter both - they just seemed too gimmicky at first - but because of that, I now find myself pretty ignorant regarding those sites.

    If GT is going all Twitter though, I'll have to figure it out. If I don't, I know you will all be talking about me behind my back! :ninja:



    heck, eve the 188 year old Guardian is switching to Twitter, and you can't be as old as that newspaper is :icon_twisted:
  • mytocles
    mytocles
    GT Member
    on 1238602523:

    on 1238571730:

    Oh, man, it's threads like this that make me realize how "far behind the times" I really am. I've resisted Facebook and Twitter both - they just seemed too gimmicky at first - but because of that, I now find myself pretty ignorant regarding those sites.

    If GT is going all Twitter though, I'll have to figure it out. If I don't, I know you will all be talking about me behind my back! :ninja:



    heck, eve the 188 year old Guardian is switching to Twitter, and you can't be as old as that newspaper is :icon_twisted:


    See? Now there is an excellent example - I know so little about Twitter that I have no idea if that story is true, or an April Fool's Day joke.

    Also, you are correct, I'm a tad (or two) under 188 years old, lmao. I think... can't really remember. :icon_neutral:
  • Canuck
    Canuck
    GT Member
    I lost the battle to Facebook but I have absolutely no interest in getting into this Twitter business. I guess I'm getting old.
  • Blackjack
    Blackjack
    GT Member
    Although I've no interest in posting to Twitter, it can be useful as far as tracking news on various things. And friends of mine have basically been forced, kicking and screaming initially, to use it for work, either to share stuff with the public, or to use as a sort of "intra organizational" communications tool.

    So, if you're forced to use it, a friend of mine who has to use it for her job provided the following tips for newbies:

    http://search.twitter.com/
    This is like a Google for Twitter. If you know the "Twitter number" but it isn't on a Web page per se, you can input it there to pull it up. You can search key words there for topics that interest you (or on the business side, to see if people are, uh, Tweeting about your stuff)
    * Note: Like Google, you may need to put quote marks around a search phrase to get better matches. "Gaming Trend" will pull up a short list and you can pick out the GT Twitter stuff, but not using quote marks will pull up a lot of unrelated junk.

    Also:
    http://www.twitip.com/10-easy-steps-for-twitter-beginners/
    Twitip has a lot of good info for beginners.

    To me, most of the general public is using Twitter to share random thoughts of little interest. But there are quite a few agencies and organizations using it to share mission critical stuff, and I've read about some police agencies using it as a way to get crime reports out to the public more quickly than other means. Like any communications tool, you can use it to share useful info or you can use it to share crap. :icon_razz:

    One problem right now is it's far too easy for people to set up accounts with names that aren't their own. As a journalist I don't think I'd ever quote Twitter postings right now when there seems no way of verifying who's who (reminds me of when a fellow reporter a few years ago quote a bunch of "history" from Wikipedia, and virtually none of it turned out to be factual).

    I think that's all part of the growing pains the service is going through as it probably wasn't built from the ground up to be used the large-scale way it has (probably Facebook, Myspace et al have and continue to go through the same sort of radical growth and pain).
  • CeeKay
    CeeKay
    GT Member
    on 1294035798:

    Shouldn't this be a link on the main page instead of yet another pinned item no one reads? GT could cut way back on the pinned stuff.
    you mean like a section called Twitter Feed that lists all the twitter updates plus gives a link that say's 'follow us on twitter'?
  • Knightshade_Dragon
    Knightshade_Dragon
    GT Manager
    on 1294035798:

    Shouldn't this be a link on the main page instead of yet another pinned item no one reads? GT could cut way back on the pinned stuff.


    Couldn't agree more. Working on that....

    Ron Burke
    Editor in Chief
    GAMING TREND

    Xbox Gamertag: Gaming Trend
    PS4 Tag: GamingTrend

  • Blackjack
    Blackjack
    GT Member
    [size=10pt]microblogging coverage of events such as SXSW and E3[/size]
    At first glance, I thought it read "mindboggling." :icon_lol:

    I'll be sure to bookmark this when I get home.

    Don't forget to Tweet in Klingon now and then...
    http://tweetinklingon.com/
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