A while ago a very nice anonymous reader set up a feed to pump out an all our stories feed at http://twitter.com/theregister. He or she did this without asking us, but hey! This unofficial reregister feed attracted 1,951 followers. Not massive, but we weren't complaining. But then, on December 11, this Twitter stopped feeding …
And don't bother with twitter support
they're absolutely fskcing useless at this kind of thing
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Find the 'somebody else has my company's name' option
They sorted a pretty much identical problem for me, no questions asked. (It was a twitter account in my company's name, although my company has a pretty generic name; they hadn't used it for six months; twitter turned it over to me)
This should help
Here you go:
Link to log a ticket at the bottom.
As I said, it worked pretty quickly for me, but twitter has grown a lot since then.
That not you either?
I would rather...
... more of a reg commentary style twitter, rather than a list of articles - I can get the article list on RSS
That's as maybe....
But who is http://twitter.com/ElReg - cos that's who I follow, and it's where I saw this message....
Who's http://twitter.com/ElReg then?
Cue barrage of anti-Twitter comments...
... and quite rightly so. Twitter is a massive pile of tiresome ego-wank. I'd have much more respect for the Register if they left it well alone.
That is all.
I find that if you ignore these fads long enough - twitter, failbook, mobile phones, hoola hoops, clackers, UKIP - they go away.
That's two of us heading towards the half century then! Can you imagine what the Health & Safety twonks would have to say about them these days.... acrylic shards and all that!
Ah well, thanks for taking me back to more innocent times - I can almost smell the grape bazooka bubble gum!
As for the yoof, you know how to STFW
Why not claim the twitter account?
I believe that yo can just contact twitter and ask then to hand over the "theregister" account as it (1) clearly is your trademark, and (2) clearly were setup to feed your content.
Should not be too much drama.
Here is what you do
Organise a Twitter FLASH MOB.
* Find us a Twitter employee or official Twitter site.
* Write an article showing us the specific user we should twitter and what we should twitter.
* Tell us the EXACT time/date (make sure it works reasonably well across time Zones AND it's likely to be in the receivers time zone).
Then we all obey like sheep - job done.....
This will NOT be a "Denial of Service attack", this will be a "Demand of Service" attack...
I've only Twat twice
A fiend of mine points out that the past participle of 'twit' is probably 'twat'. SInce I was boss-bullied into signing up on Twitter I have preciesely two postings, one of which was to find out what would happen. So I've only twat twice.
Give yourself some credit mate if you're still here, they like you for it.
Is this something I should know about?
The one with the R.S.P.B. guide in the pocket.
Isn't just posting links to each article a breech of the T+C ?
Using Tw*tter proves YOU neither have or are taking the pulse of the moment
Created a Tw*tter account 'cos tw*ts kept asking technical questions about it and asking who I followed. First tw*t produced a follower - nothing the tw*ts had tw**ted had even got a reply !
Here's an idea
Use ElReg's goddamn RSS feed and stop complaining.
That'll be $5. Thank you.
"You know the right thing to do."
So do you, Reg.
You have a perfectly decent RSS feed for new stories, a website that lists them clearly, and stories that are broken into useful sized pages and include words and thoughts and opinions. Plus a moderatrix.
WTF are you doing touching Twitter in any "official" context? I thought we all aspired to something better than eyeballing a succession of tweets? If this is what it has come down to, I despair. Really I do.
Can't we just leave Twitter to the BBC Technology News brigade?
The website itself, email newsletters and an RSS feed already do the job very nicely :)
A respected technical publication usinhg twitter? Next you'll be telling us Gordon Brown has won the election.
Leave the Reg alone...
... you lot complaining about ElReg using twitter have obvioulsy forgotton that theregister is a business and needs to make money, when your a business working on the internet you need to attract more visitors so distrubuting your content on as many channels as possible is usually a good thing, especially when those channels are cost effective. In this case using Twitter is pretty much free bar the minimal admin time of an employee every once in a while.
starting following the accounts on twitter and they all tweeting the same thing... can't you be specific on which account do what?
An anonymous nice person?
Maybe they'll notice this article. Maybe they died...
I suppose if you really think they did you a favour, you don't necessarily want to invoke cybersquatting remedies on them. It could have repercussions.
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