Folks, bear with me on a bit of technical social web talk. Try not to roll your eyes right away, and pay attention.
First, I figured out how to work twitter and facebook from my the web browser function on my phone, but it takes browser time and I’m not sure how that affects my long distance bill when I’m out of my area code. Plus it often comes up with Parser errors, is fiddly, and I have to waste time typing in usernames and passwords. Ick.
Then I figured out how to update my status by sending a simple text – very fast, painless, and cheap! Since my phone is not on a registered twitter provider, I can’t actually receive others’ tweets on my phone (I’d silence most of them anyway).
I saw you roll your eyes, there. Stop that.
Updating my tweets from my phone also updates the twitter widget in my blog sidebar (scroll down, it’s on the right). When I leave on holidays and for my triathlon I’ll set it up to transfer my tweets to facebook too. I’ll have Dawn or my Mom text updates from my phone as I blast through transitions at my August 23rd triathlon.
Kewl, is it not?
My twitter page:
(you don’t have sign up for twitter to read tweets)