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Can a Twitter Account be Run By A Community?

Is there a way to allow multiple access to an account?

     
4:26 pm on Apr 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I had the idea to allow the users of my site to comment on various kinds of widgets via twitter feeds. Thus i would set up twitter.com/redwidgets twitter.com/greenwidgets etc

It would be a way of crowdsourcing news on these niches, harvesting user knowledge and creating content.

But short of giving the username and password to all the contributors, is there a way i can let them update the chosen feed without having the power to change log in or profile info?

4:56 am on Apr 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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did you see what skittles did? they made the skittles.com page their twitter timeline.
10:19 am on Apr 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Use hashtags instead. They anyone can join as long as they use the hashtag in their message.
8:44 pm on Apr 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I think what you're asking about is exactly what I did on my community site. Using the twitter API I created a function on my site which accepts text from my users and posts it to the site's Twitter account. No need to give out the account password, that's handled through the API.

Actually this was so easy to implement I went from registering my Twitter account to reading about the API to building and installing it on my web site, all in one sitting from my hotel room during Pubcon South last month!

6:45 pm on Apr 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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RT @dataguy
Using the twitter API I created a function on my site which accepts text from my users and posts it to the site's Twitter account. No need to give out the account password, that's handled through the API.

now that's a mashup! i'd love to take a look @ that through a pm.

 

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