just a correction about something I wrote. I don't think RSS themselves are useless in context with integrating them with some valid purpose.
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:11 AM, John Meyer <john.l.me...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 1/27/2010 10:02 AM, DenisioDelBoro wrote: > >> First of all, there is only one form of spam - it's *unsolicited* >> messages sent massively. >> Second of all, tell me, please, in what way creating, let's say, 100 >> accounts just for tweeting weather forecasts for different cities is a >> spam? I'm not talking about mentioning there random nicknames or >> something like that to get new followers, of course. Just pure >> forecast, without any links. >> Third of all, why do you think those RSS feeds will be useless? Maybe >> it's more convenient for some users to get updates with Twitter than >> with Google Reader. >> > > > 1. Pure forecasts could be handled by one account sending out multiple > forecasts coded for a particular area though hashtags. You would probably > have to whitelist your ip, but then again you would have to do the same if > you were mass creating accounts just for each to forecast one city or area > 2. An invited e-mail can quickly turn into an uninvited e-mail, and that > goes the same for spam. And you are ignoring the strain that those accounts > place on the Twitter servers themselves. > 3. RSS feeds are not useless, but there is a time and a place. You sound > to me like a guy who only has a hammer in his toolbox and is looking for a > nail. Rather than trying to cram everything into Twitter you should be > looking for the proper way to integrate it into your services. > -- Dale Merritt Fol.la MeDia, LLC