Follow-up answer for #citylis
At yesterday’s workshop @miss_tabetha was asking if there was a way to be notified of new tweets (hash)tagged with #citylis rather than having to search & check from time-to-time.
It is possible with some tools to be notified thru’ pop-ups/sounds in real-time. For example if you are using Tweetdeck desktop tool you can add a #citylis column and then turn-on notifications for that column so that you are alerted on the screen:
Twitter has built-in email notifications (see your Settings) but these don’t extend to hashtags and unfortunately I can’t find an alternative method for that (just lots of people looking for one). I had wondered if it might be possible using RSS &/or the excellent ifttt.com but Twitter’s removal of RSS support prevents this :-(
Anonymous asked: Hi Matt, we just wanted to let you know we had discovered that our number was set to Isle of Man. We rolled out a real UK number last December. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. More information is available on our blog--which this site won't allow me to attach. But if you google: "Poll everywhere UK blog" the first result is a blog post with more information. Warm regards, Poll Everywhere
Thank you! Link to UK Local Number for anyone reading & I will publicise elsewhere.
We have two vacancies for Educational Technologists at City University London.
Educational Technologist (x2)
Both posts are based in Academic Schools within the university:
Full details, job description & online application: http://bit.ly/108c9WA
Update (2013): Poll Everywhere have resolved this
Three customers beware when using PollEverywhere!
Polleverywhere is audience response tool. I’ve used it a few times & this year City are piloting a campus licence. Participants can respond to polls via the web, twitter or SMS. About PollEverywhere
My colleagues in the School of Social Sciences & Arts have just highlighted a hidden charge spotted by one of their lecturers.
Usually participants using SMS are charged one standard text which, in practice for most people means free (because of bundled texts on contracts) but as others still PAYG I’ve always been careful to highlight this when I’ve used the tool.
It turns out that the telephone number used by PollEverywhere is an Isle of Man mobile number (it begins 07624). The Three mobile network treat the Isle of an as an International location, so anyone on Three responding to a Polleverywhere poll via SMS is charged for an international text 25/26p.
Polleverwhere are aware of this and are looking into changing the UK number… but I imagine this will be a significant undertaking and therefore a while coming…
.. nothing for ages (7-months) then three in 3-days :)
By freeing our journal from the ghetto of academic library subscriptions we will foster discussion and impact (on LSE Impact Blog)
BarCamps, DIY Moodle & Digital Pens (on still-being-built new team TED blog)
Open Access Journal & Academic Magazines (on my own Reluctant Technologist blog)
Brief Notes from 8/3/2012 #m25ltg at QMUL
A few notes from 2nd London Moodle Users Group (#muggl)… although some may be from m25ltg… all a blur.
Weds 23rd Nov is a an M25 Learning Technology Group meeting. Fully booked, 60 attending! Great line up:
- Exploring the usefulness of e-book readers for academic staff
Hendrik van der Sluis, Kingston University
- Setting lecture capture free: creating short screencasts using Echo360
John Davies, University of Sussex
- VLE Watch
Mimi Weiss Johnson, Imperial College; Rose Heaney, UEL; Sarah Sherman, BLE
- Future of Learning Technologists - Discussion
Leonard Houx, CIPD; Matt Lingard, LSE
- How we use WordPress
Tony Coombs, University of Greenwich
Gill Ritchie, QMUL
Kate Reader, City University
Mike Kelly, University of the Arts
Plus one more
Updated 19th October 2012
Method below no longer works. But this does: http://www.labnol.org/internet/rss-feeds-directory/21242/ However Twitter one doesn’t seem to work in WordPress RSS widget.
Updated 31st October 2011
Much easier method via @LTNottingham
- Find out your Twitter numeric ID (you can do this by entering a Twitter username at idfromuser
- Add it into the following URL (replace the Xs)
Original post / workaround
Shouldn’t be this difficult… I wish all those web2 kids would stop messing with the great tools they created… (see previous post)
Thanks to Issac Hepworth via Stay ‘N Alive for this:
Finding your Twitter Timeline RSS feed Add your standard Twitter URL (e.g. http://twitter.com/mattlingard) to “Add Subscription” in Google Reader which will auto discover the feed URL. You can then see it via Manage Subscriptions. For the above account it is http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/14434363.rss
There may well be an easier way… anyone?