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Re: Twittering on planet.d.o?

Frans Pop dijo [Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 09:10:40PM +0200]:
> It appears that today either Luk himself or someone else added a "Status" 
> feed to planet.d.o with one-liner info messages about what Luk's up to.
> These messages have already started to annoy me as
> a) there are relatively a lot of them
> b) they don't really provide any information, or at least no context
> c) they are very simply not blog posts
> Although sending out such messages may be interesting to some, I also do 
> not think they can be a replacement for proper announcements of changes 
> in services or whatever. We have proper, official communication channels 
> for that. (But that may not be the intention anyway.)
> Although I don't use Twitter myself, I understand that's a service that 
> has been set up for such messages.
> Personally I'd like to see planet.d.o remain a pure blog aggregator. If 
> people want to start a Debian twit service/channel/whatever, that's of 
> course fine, but let's not mix dissimilar things in one service.

I basically agree with Frans. If Luc (or whoever) wants to send a
Twitteresque feed to Planet, I guess that feed could be auto-digested
- i.e. have an intermediary consuming all your one-liners and sending
them out once a day, probably timestamped. That way you won't have to
repeat your information in several formats and it will be available to
all Planet readers.

Doing this integration is (or rather, I think should be) almost
trivial... I don't have a Twitter account, but if your (Luc's or
whoever is interested) feed is public, I will happily provide the
digester, just ask :)

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