Many of the folks here at Nikzomk use Twitter. For those not up to speed, it’s basically a micro-blogging platform that works much like your Live Messenger or Facebook “status”. The idea is that you answer the question “what are you doing?” with, well, whatever you’re doing… and all your friends do the same. And you “follow” all your friends… and they “follow” you… and before you know it, you know that 17 minutes ago your mate Frank was in the toilet with George Michael and right now Michelle is watching a re-run of Stars in their Eyes with her cat.
Leisa Reichelt coined the phrase “ambient intimacy” to describe it. Anyway, we’re getting away from my point (and I’m sure someone else will cover that in a post in the future)… which is that, thanks to almost everything having an RSS feed nowadays, you can very easily do a bit of mild mashup-ing and do some very cool stuff really really easily… Like pull your blog into your Twitter.
So, by spending just a few minutes setting up a new Twitter account, creating an OpenID using ClaimID and sticking the NM blog’s RSS feed URL into twitterfeed we’ve created an automagically updating Twitter feed for anyone that wants to “follow” it.
If you fancy having a go for yourself, Twitterfeed has full instructions right there on its homepage. It really couldn’t be any easier.