Every time I switched between Twitter client (client at work, client at home, client on mobile phone) I lost track of which tweets I’ve read. Although it’s not required to read all tweets (see Twitter isn’t email), but I like to do it. I’ve been thinking for a solution to this problem and I think I’ve found one.
I’ve created a new Twitter account @fattr. fattr is an acronym for “Flag All Those Tweets Read”. The idea was: Send a direct message to @fattr to flag all current Tweets read. So all tweets received after sending the DM are new.
Using the PHP Twitter library of Tijs Verkoyen @fattr will follow you back within 10 minutes. This is required to send DMs. The same library will make it possible to log in at website to read new tweets.
I really need to improve the code of the project and work on the page design. And I would like to promote use of this @fattr idea to Twitter client authors. So on every client you would be able to read new tweets, even if they are tagged by another client/location.blog comments powered by Disqus