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The leaves need raking… car needs an oil change… but at least Twitter doubled its char. limit!

I’m a bit behind in realizing that Twitter implemented its controversial character limit change.

I have a bad cold to blame. Most of my household chores have been on hold while I’ve been trying to sleep off a nasty virus. It’s been a week so far. Seems that I’m coming around the bend and will be better in another week or so. When I get sick I really get sick.

Anyhow, this morning I guess I recovered enough to twig into the fact that I could add more commentary to my tweets. I really like this change. Expect to see more tweets with commentary right here! 280 characters (the new limit) is perfect imo.

When a student I liked writing footnotes most. Compacting info into tight spaces. 140 chars was just a bit too tight. 280 works for me! Here are some examples from browsing today’s news:

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Today’s Top Tweet – I’m no dark web wizard but…

I’m no dark web wizard but if the CIA’s claims are definitively true, why don’t they just post their data on the web for all to see? Surely there are enough independent and capable tech wiz’s to assess whatever traces, links etc. they have unearthed.

By way of analogy, if a surveillance camera captures footage of a criminal, the police usually have no hesitation releasing this info to the media. So what’s going on with the Russia allegations?


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We tweet! And have been doing it since 2008!

Baby Bird 08 by Jayme Frye

Baby Bird 08 by Jayme Frye via Flickr

Updates for all things earthpages.org and earthpages.ca at Twitter!

Also, I recently rediscovered a whole bunch of alternative and progressive news categories that I formerly used back in the ill-fated days of RSS. And today I added even more.

Every morning the best stories around the web are hand-picked—sometimes in the evening too. So check out our Twitter account. The feed at right only shows the latest 4 or 5 stories. There are TONS more!

MC


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The complexities of actually getting people to Mars

Editors note – sorry for messing up the heading with the wrong tweet in earlier post. It’s morning, I’m having my coffee and trying out an old computer with new USB wireless adapter (excuses but true!)


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Open Call for developers, team members


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Holiday update

Some children looking at a selection of Christ...

Some children looking at a selection of Christmas Cards during the 1910 holiday season. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Happy Holidays everyone! I’d just like to highlight the most recent change in Earthpages’ Terms of Use. In a nutshell, I’ve enabled reblogging.

After testing out reblogging at earthpages.ca, it seems I’ve been way too cautious in not enabling it. The benefits are pretty clear to see – More traffic, more user interaction. Exactly what Earthpages is about!

A good example of what a reblog looks like can be seen here:

https://hocuspocus13.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/totem/

Generally, about two or three paragraphs are reproduced, with a link back to the entire article.

I truly hope that everyone who’s been published at Earthpages will be okay with this. If not, you can always get your articles removed. I’ll understand. But I still feel that the benefits of reblogging will far outweigh any potential issues.

Thanks,

Michael Clark, Christmas Day 2014