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John and I have been working hard to get Geekswithblogs.net updated to SubText 1.9.5 and also take an opportunity to add some additional features and put some framework items in place.  SubText 1.9.5 made one major change and a few minor one and bug fixes.  The major change is Tagging.  If you use Live Writer, make sure you are using the Technorati tagging feature in the tool as SubText will review your posts for Technorati tags and add them to your site. 

One of the new features that you will not see in a normal SubText installation is Twitter integration.  You will now be able to register your Twitter account with Geekswithblogs and then people can review your Twittering along with the other members of Geekswithblogs.  Here is a screen shot of what I have designed thus far.  Is this a good addition?  If you are a member of Geekswithblogs and have used Twitter, comment with your username so I can do some more testing.

Twitter (click for larger image)

We have not published this change yet, so don't get too excited.  We are making some final changes to the skins to add the Tag Cloud feature to those that are not out-of-the-box and some more testing. 

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 9:53 PM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Geekswithblogs | Upcoming Updates, Twitter and Tagging

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Hey there,
I'm interested to hear about the developments under way.

Something that may be of interest to you Jeff is that I have made use of a feed->twitter service @ http://twitterfeed.com/ for a number of months now which posts a tweet on your behalf every time it notices a new post on your blog.

My Twitter is dchristiansen, feel free to syndicate.

Keep up the good work,
DC
Left by David Christiansen on Nov 28, 2007 3:22 AM

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chrisgwilliams is my twitter
Left by Chris Williams on Nov 28, 2007 7:53 AM

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Just published the updates...
Left by Jeff Julian on Nov 28, 2007 7:55 PM

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Hey Jeff. I'm wondering if you wouldn't mind sharing the code so that we could also implement a twitter page for CS. Would that be possible?:D
Left by Keith Rull on Nov 29, 2007 1:47 PM

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Jeff,
Thanks for all your hard work on doing the upgrade.

The one major downside that I have noticed in the last few days is that the performance has plummeted on the site. Have you done any kind of performance monitoring to see what effect the upgrade has had?

The new features are cool, but I prefer the old version if it means that I'm going to have to wait an additional 4-5 seconds every time I want to load up a page on this site.

I am guessing that you will loose a lot of traffic and potential ad income unless the problem is addressed. I know that I've given up trying to load my own blog several times in the last few days, so I can only imagine what affect it would have on a casual reader.

Thanks,
Russell Ball
Left by Russell Ball on Dec 04, 2007 7:54 AM

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Jeff,
Thanks for all your hard work on doing the upgrade.

The one major downside that I have noticed in the last few days is that the performance has plummeted on the site. Have you done any kind of performance monitoring to see what effect the upgrade has had?

The new features are cool, but I prefer the old version if it means that I'm going to have to wait an additional 4-5 seconds every time I want to load up a page on this site.

I am guessing that you will loose a lot of traffic and potential ad income unless the problem is addressed. I know that I've given up trying to load my own blog several times in the last few days, so I can only imagine what affect it would have on a casual reader.

Thanks,
Russell Ball
Left by Russell Ball on Dec 04, 2007 7:54 AM

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