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Twitter scripts

In script,social networks,technology,twitter on October 29, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , ,

Tools for writing your own twitter application

1. PTT

Python Twitter Tools (PTT) includes a Twitter API, command-line tool, and IRC bot. It is developed by Mike Verdone and the Python Twitter Tools developer team. The Minimalist Twitter API for Python is a Python API for Twitter, everyone’s favorite Web 2.0 Facebook-style status updater for people on the go. Also included is a twitter command-line tool for getting your friends’ tweets and setting your own tweet from the safety and security of your favorite shell. Also included is an IRC bot that can announce Twitter updated to an IRC channel.

If you use Python;

2. python-twitter

If you use PHP

3. OAuth for PHP Twitter Apps , Writing PHP Application Using oAuth Twitter API

Don’t want to use OAuth?




News about social networks

In news,social networks,technology on October 17, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , , , ,

Biology meets Economics and IT Social Networks;

Software Identifies Social Cliques You Didn’t Even Know You Had

In a world where the boundaries of cliques can be so fuzzy that even the individuals within them might not recognize they belong to a group, this work could some day help us to make explicit the social landscapes in which we are participating


Are you fed up with RSS feeds? May be IBM will have the replacement soon;

Supplying Less, Revealing More

Feed readers were supposed to save people from losing track of all the information published on the Internet and company networks, but they led to people drowning under thousands of unread posts. Twitter was supposed to solve that problem by allowing people to rely on others to tell them which posts to pay attention to, but must-read recommendations from hundreds of people overwhelmed users again. Computer scientists at IBM Research are attempting to truly solve the information-overload problem with Social Lens

Virtual Goods Marketing; a good source of revenue for Facebook;

Marketing Virtual Goods: Q&A with Zynga’s Mark Pincus

How the creator of FarmVille and Mafia Wars structures social games to generate revenue from millions of players.


SMS e-commerce

In e-commerce,technology on October 16, 2010 by e1saman Tagged:

Some interesting links on e-commerce and SMS

Premium SMS billing versus payment systems

Premium SMS billing while being very simple and quite widespread service today is still not a preferred payment option chosen by consumers who continue rely mainly on plastic cards, banking accounts and payment systems when they initiate any transactions online. Ecommerce Journal decided to compare the advantages and disadvantages of SMS billing versus those of payment systems or e-currency services.

Mobile marketing: opportunities for marketers in SMS

According to Deloitte, SMS texting features are more used by millennials (14-25 years old generation) – 86% of respondents are likely to use SMS.

SMS Marketing Helps eCommerce Firms, Expert Says

Text marketing to mobile phone users can help ecommerce merchants. mobileStorm is a marketing company that focuses on such text, or SMS, marketing services. mobileStorm’s CEO is Jared Reitzen, and we spoke with him about what, exactly, SMS marketing is and how it can assist ecommerce firms. Reitzen launched mobileStorm in 1999 and prior to that, he was CEO of Catalyst Music Group, an independent record label and new media company.

PayMate Founder Ajay Adiseshann on E-Commerce via SMS

Ajay Adiseshann is the founder and managing director of PayMate. He helped set up the company in May 2006. As managing director of PayMate, he is responsible for day-to-day operations, marketing, business development and overall strategy.


tech News

In mobile market,news,technology on October 7, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , ,


Verizon to roll out 4G internet in 38 cities


Facebook preempts Google Me feature?
Facebook to let users create personal groups

Google TV

Remains of the Day: Logitech Google TV $299
Google TV mimics Android’s closed openness
Google TV and Revue: say goodbye to your passive TV experience

For the geeks


SMS e-commerce

In mobile market,technology on October 6, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

E-commerce in developing economies;

Shopping via Text Message

The startup is working with partners including Microsoft and T-Mobile. Since July, the firm has been powering e-ticket sales for the Nigerian airline Aero, which wants to reduce the cash payments that currently make up the majority of ticket sales. This month, the company that runs ferries connecting Kampala in Uganda to Mwanza in Tanzania via Lake Victoria will also start using the system, allowing users to query the timetable and book tickets via SMS.

What about Vodafone? What is the project that they run in Africa?


Manual connection to a wifi network.

In manual configuration,technology,ubuntu,wifi,WPA on September 9, 2010 by e1saman Tagged: , , , , ,

It seems that the Network Manager on my ubuntu is not working properly.

I do not have the time to investigate the issue so I have to connect to the network manually with iwconfig.

Here are some good links that can help in situations like that;

If you want to connect to WEP or an open network;

In case you want to connect to WPA networks then you should do a little work;

Good luck!


Ubuntu, update my patience!

In failure,technology,ubuntu,Uncategorized,updates on September 9, 2010 by e1saman

In this life you cannot have everything, you have to choose what you can tolerate and what you cannot.

In this fashion I have chosen to use an open source OS (ubuntu); Controlling my system is really important for me. But sometimes the advantage can turn to disadvantage. Sometimes controlling your system can lead to a great loss of time, and then you have to think out of the box.

For the past six months I faced a lot of problems that ubuntu had with my system (new hardware you see), but what I cannot take any more is failures after updates which happen every single month (at least).
This time for no obvious reason the driver for my network card just broke overnight. But this  time I DO NOT HAVE the patience to investigate, so I tried to restore my backup which takes ages… This is no problem when someone else is paying for your time, but when you are a freelancer then it costs and maybe more than the laptop itself.