Presenting ... Twitterlater - the future of microblogging...

... or rather, microblogging in the future!

Recently I have started working on some pet projects around social networking and personal data control. It's been about 4 years since I actually designed, built and released a whole web site, so in order to ease myself back into the whole www-facing thing, I thought I would try wheeling out a low impact app in an afternoon.

I use twitter quite a lot, and find it great for passive news gathering, and occasional communications. I thought it would be nice if you could schedule your tweets in the future, for reminders, or perhaps some kind of game or promotion.

So after lunch yesterday, I set about putting together just such a thing. Several hours later, and http://twitterlater.com/ was born. It is a simple site that allows you to set a time in the future (currently UTC only, but I'm working on it ...) or a countdown timer to a tweet, and have it posted then. If you're interested, please go and kick the tires... it's very beta, but the initial basic functions should be working.

Not 5 minutes after I uploaded the site, I was back on Twitter where Tim O'Reilly and Eric Burke were discussing their desire for a service that would spread out "bursty" tweets - people like Robert Scoble have good content, but sometimes they tweet in bulk, pushing everyone else's tweets off the page... drip feeding tweets to help this issue is now on the road map. Please let me know if there is anything like that you'd find useful.

Oh ... and as you can probably see from the logo, If anyone would like to contribute some high-end pixel-mongering to my look and feel ... shout out!

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craigmullins's Gravatar I keep trying to use twitterlater but it keeps rejecting me with a password error - I even changed my password and tried again - same problem... I think you've got a bug.
# Posted By craigmullins | 12/17/08 2:16 PM
Rob Cawte's Gravatar Many thanks for the report ... Twitter have changed their authentication, and I do indeed now have a bug! Will look into it immediately.

Kind Regards,
-Rob
# Posted By Rob Cawte | 12/17/08 3:00 PM
Rob Cawte's Gravatar This bug is now fixed, and the authentication is now working again. Apologies for the inconvenience.

-Rob
# Posted By Rob Cawte | 12/17/08 3:08 PM
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