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I just signed up for twitter

Spence, I can't believe the CBC outed you. Amazing.

I don't have the energy to fake an account, but if I did I'd take R. Eckler down a path she deserves to go.
 
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Chris

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Swine Flu on Twitter: How To Filter Out the Noise

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Swine Flu on Twitter: How To Filter Out the Noise
April 29th, 2009 | by Adam Ostrow16 Comments
The Swine Flu continues to be the main topic of discussion on Twitter(), and for good reason. The World Health Organization today raised its pandemic alert level to 5 on a 6 point scale.

But with more than 10,000 tweets per hour about the virus, keeping up with the news has become challenging – setting up a Twitter search or following a hashtag is pretty much worthless at this point, unless you want to dedicate your entire day to monitoring it.

A more useful way to stay informed without obsessing over every Tweet is to follow the health professionals, organizations, and on the ground reporters that are sharing accurate news and information as it happens. Here’s a look at some of those users:

Authoritative Information

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@cdcemergency is the Twitter feed setup by The Center for Disease Control where they are tweeting official announcements (like posting a travel warning for Mexico) and the case count nationwide (for the US).

@whonews is the Twitter feed for the World Health Organization. Like the CDC, they are posting links to official announcements, but with an international focus, such as reporting that there are now known cases of Swine Flu in 6 different countries.


Healthcare Websites

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@healthmap is the Twitter feed for the website HealthMap.org, a mashup that plots disease alerts of all kinds on a Google Map. The site and Twitter feed have obviously become a lot more interesting this week as Swine Flu grips the world’s interest.

@newscientist is the Twitter feed for the magazine sharing the same name. While they are publishing articles about Swine Flu, they are using their Twitter feed to supplement it, with other useful information and links.


Reporters

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@sanjayguptacnn is perhaps the world’s most famous doctor, and he’s in Mexico covering Swine Flu for CNN. He’s talking to doctors and telling us what he sees on the ground through his Twitter account.

@mexicoreporter is the Twitter account for Deborah Bonello, another person on the ground where the epidemic is currently the worst. In addition to some great original reporting on MexicoReporter.com, she’s sharing more of what she’s seeing and hearing on Twitter.

@JamesJanega is a reporter with The Chicago Tribune, a city that has seen a number of Swine Flu cases so far. He’s providing lots of local coverage on Twitter, like school closings and tracking cases within the Chicago metro area.
 

Hi i'm God

TRIBE Member
How about the novel idea of not buying into the redonkulous hype about swine flu.

for fuck sakes this is beyond getting out of hand.
 
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acheron

TRIBE Member
This looks fun.. good for the chin-scratching, trainspotting Hawtin fans out there:

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TWITTER DJ APPLICATION
Richie Hawtin brings Twitter into the DJ booth and invites the world to see
what's happening in real time!


It’s often the case that the advent of one idea heralds unexpected benefits
and developments in other areas, and so it goes with Native Instruments’
Traktor Pro. Having already revolutionised the art of mixing, it could now
be about to have a profound effect on the relationship between a DJ and
their audience, not to mention the world of performing rights by making sure
each and every artist, large or small, is properly compensated for the use
of their work.

Twitter DJ is the latest brainwave from Richie Hawtin, who’s already spent
much of his career pioneering new technologies as a DJ, producer and label
owner, from the development of Midi enabled DJ mixers such as Allen &
Heath’s Xone92 & 3D mixers, to Final Scratch DJ technology that gave way to
Native Instruments’ Traktor software. At this year’s Time Warp event Richie
built on ideas first explored during 2008’s Contakt tour, testing a custom
version of Traktor Pro with a new background application that allows for
real time broadcasting of all tracks played during a DJ set. The new
application, developed in-house by Bryan McDade at Hawtin’s Minus label,
works as a conduit between Traktor and the online messaging utility Twitter.
Minus and Native Instruments worked closely together to optimize the Traktor
software for this special use.

The Twitter DJ application utilizes feeds from an updated version of
Traktor’s standard broadcasting technology to send 30 second updates during
Hawtin’s set of what’s currently playing to a designated Twitter account,
allowing anyone following the Twitter group to obtain a unique insight into
how a DJ builds the atmosphere and dynamics of a set, track by track, and in
real time. The track information is freely accessible from any Twitter
configured personal mobile devices (even from the dance floor) and archived
online on the Twitter page. This concept is also a significant step towards
helping smaller independent record companies and artists to gain further
recognition and free promotion when their releases are played as digital
files.

However, the real potential comes to light when considering the benefits for
performing rights societies: “By providing the necessary information to
track what is really being played in clubs, the Twitter DJ application would
not only drag the likes of GEMA, PRS and SOCAN kicking and screaming into
the 21st century, but make sure the real artists get paid instead of
performance payments simply being carved up between the Madonnas and U2s of
the world. If record sales are slowing down and performance is now the key
area where artists can achieve financial stability, better solutions need to
be found and a workable structure put in place as soon as possible. We hope
that our Twitter DJ application is a step forward in the development of
these types of systems.“

Richie will be testing the beta version of the software on his next tour,
starting on Wednesday 29/04/09. To see it in operation, contact rhawtin on
Twitter (www.twitter.com/rhawtin)



Performance times:
April 29th: The WATT, Rotterdam/ NL - 04:00 - 06:00
April 30th: Spartacus, Aix-En-Provence/ FR - 02:00 - 04:00
May 1st: MINUS at Cocoon Club, Frankfurt/ GER - 03:00 - 06:00
May 2nd: Tribehouse, Neuss/ GER - 01:00 - 04:00
May 16th: INOX Festival, Toulouse/ FRA - 03:00 - 07:00
 

basilisk

TRIBE Member
Yes but can you scrobble from Traktor or whatever?

I like this idea... never wonder "WTF is this track?" again! Just check your iPhone or whatever.
 
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Rajio

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Yes but can you scrobble from Traktor or whatever?

I like this idea... never wonder "WTF is this track?" again! Just check your iPhone or whatever.

okay so basically he invented a way to get an RSS feed of traktor track plays? WOW!

Minus and Native Instruments worked closely together to optimize the Traktor
software for this special use.
:rolleyes:

i mean come on. even virgin radio in the uk, bbc radio, and cbc radio have rss feeds of their content. don't get me wrong, im glad its becoming popular but its hardly some kind of innovative revolution . 'optimized software for special use' my ass.
 

basilisk

TRIBE Member
okay so basically he invented a way to get an RSS feed of traktor track plays? WOW!

:rolleyes:

i mean come on. even virgin radio in the uk, bbc radio, and cbc radio have rss feeds of their content. don't get me wrong, im glad its becoming popular but its hardly some kind of innovative revolution . 'optimized software for special use' my ass.

Yeah... which is why I said "I like it" not "OMFG BEST THNG EVRAR!"

Hmm, now about getting broadband in the DJ booth...
 
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