Okay, here’s what feels like a Rube Goldberg method for members of a group to share info via twitter without following each other and without needing the web to read the tweets.
- Go to twitter.com/hashtags and click follow
- Post a message with an the agreed upon tag, preceded by the # symbol (called a “hash” in some dialects). An example:
Exec director interview to air on CNN tonight at 9:15 ET #myorg
- Go to twemes.com and get the RSS feed address for the hashtag — probably something like
- Go to feedblitz.com and subscribe to that feed via twitter
Looks good in theory — hangup is that feedblitz complains that the twitter account name isn’t formatted as an e-mail address. Anyone see what I’m doing wrong or have an alternate strategy?
And there are several things I haven’t thought through … What’s the risk of a spammer glomming onto the tag? How do I separate some tags for special handling (i.e. send to the phone, not just the web). [Maybe take the RSS feed, connect it to a special twitter account and watch that?? Ouch.]