Twitter by SMS is no more

Monday, August 18th, 2008

In Europe at least, [[Wikipedia:Twitter]] was unable to come to an agreement with mobile phone operators to continue to send incoming Tweets to mobile phones via [[Wikipedia:SMS]], at least one person thinks that SMS is a deceptively profitable service for the network operators. Surely services that use SMS are going to generate more revenue as people pass funny Tweets onto non-Twitter users.

After all, all of those jokes that zip round like wildfire whenever something happens in the news aren’t just the creative juices of the masses expressed in a short message, they are written by the networks to encourage people to send more messages (by passing the jokes on).

All is not lost however, I have been using jTwitter for a long time and it does a great job of keeping me up to date on the move. The Twitter API seems good enough to allow anyone too interface with the service without extensive programming knowledge – I suspect we will see more services that allow access to Twitter from a mobile phone.

Site Upgrade

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Upgraded the site to WordPress 2.6, also switched the style to use widgets so everything down the left hand side is now a widget rather than some hand coded SQL stuff, that worked but could have been much better, now it is!

As you can probably see I am experementing with Twitter I don’t know if I am going to get along with it, but I do like the idea of blogging with less than 140 characters.

As always if anyone spots anything that is not as it should be do let me know and I will fix it, well try to, or perhaps phone a friend.