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  • Peter Mahoney 3:08 pm on July 8, 2013
    Tags: gwibber, Twitter, twitter API,   

    Gwibber and the new Twitter API 

    I noticed Gwibber, my social networking app for Ubuntu, stopped updating my Twitter status after the API was updated. Basically, it was broken.

    And as of yet, it’s not been patched.

    Here’s a fix I used to get Ubuntu updating my Twitter account again.

    pkill gwibber
    sudo gedit "/usr/share/gwibber/plugins/twitter/__init__.py"

    Then search and replace “api.twitter.com/1” to “api.twitter.com/1.1”


    For the sake of honesty, I’ll admit I didn’t find this fix myself, I found it here.

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  • Peter Mahoney 9:42 am on March 18, 2013
    Tags: big sky, header pic, Twitter   

    I’ve *finally* given myself a Twitter header pic. After moths of wondering (well, occasionally wondering) what best define me, or describe my business, I just used a photo of the sky.


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  • Peter Mahoney 2:42 pm on February 19, 2013
    Tags: hashtagnerdy, hastags, linking to twitter with hashtags, Twitter,   

    Make a “Share on Twitter” link with URL and Hashtags 

    This is a little coding trick I get asked about quite a bit.

    The link you have to make to share something to Twitter is quite simple:

    http://twitter.com/share?text=text goes here

    But getting a URL and hastag in there is a different matter. To be honest most developers do know how to include the URL, but hashtags have proved more elusive!

    http://twitter.com/share?text=text goes here&url=http://url goes here&hashtags=hashtag1,hashtag2,hashtag3

    Here’s an example to try out:

    http://twitter.com/share?text=Here's an awesome tip!&url=http://petermahoney.net/make-a-share-on-twitter-link-with-url-and-hashtags/&hashtags=peter,is,awesome

    And that’s it!

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  • Peter Mahoney 5:04 pm on June 11, 2012
    Tags: , Twitter   

    New Twitter logo in pure CSS 

    This is why I love CSS. Now, it will only work in newer browsers, but does look awesome.

    Roll over it and you’ll see how they made this, with a variety of CSS circles.

    You can of course also view the code by right hand clicking and viewing source. This is what I love about the web, something that makes us really say WOW, in just a hundred odd lines of code.

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