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Twitter UPDATE!

Twitter UPDATE!  

Most businesses today are starting to use Twitter... so if you haven't started this might be a great time to see how the big boys are using social media.

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I received the notificaiton below from Twitter today.  I know it seems like all the social media sites are continually changing formats and requirments.  All I can say is nothing is constant except change.... it took me awhile to figure out that most technology products that come on the market are really "beta tests" and they learn what to change as the conusmer starts to use the idea.  Sounds like a reach.. but think about it! 

I was having trouble with twitter on my iphone and now I know why!

Below are the latest Twitter changes to be aware of!  Direct from Twitter today!

Over the coming weeks, we will be making two important updates that will impact how you interact with Twitter applications. We are sending this notice to all Twitter users to make sure you are aware of these changes.

What are applications?

There are over 250,000 applications built using the Twitter API. To use most applications, you first authorize the application to access your Twitter account, after which you can use it to read and post Tweets, discover new users and more. Applications come in many varieties, including desktop applications like TweetDeck, Seesmic, or EchoFon, websites such as TweetMeme, fflick, or Topsy, or mobile applications such as Twitter for iPhone, Twitter for Blackberry, or Foursquare.

Update 1: New authorization rules for applications

Starting August 31, all applications will be required to use “OAuth” to access your Twitter account.

What's OAuth?

  • OAuth is a technology that enables applications to access Twitter on your behalf with your approval without asking you directly for your password.
  • Desktop and mobile applications may still ask for your password once, but after that request, they are required to use OAuth in order to access your timeline or allow you to tweet.

What does this mean for me?

  • Applications are no longer allowed to store your password.
  • If you change your password, the applications will continue to work.
  • Some applications you have been using may require you to reauthorize them or may stop functioning at the time of this change.
  • All applications you have authorized will be listed at
  • You can revoke access to any application at any time from the list.

Update 2: URL wrapping

In the coming weeks, we will be expanding the roll-out of our link wrapping service, which wraps links in Tweets with a new, simplified link. Wrapped links are displayed in a way that is easier to read, with the actual domain and part of the URL showing, so that you know what you are clicking on. When you click on a wrapped link, your request will pass through the Twitter service to check if the destination site is known to contain malware, and we then will forward you on to the destination URL. All of that should happen in an instant.

You will start seeing these links on certain accounts that have opted-in to the service; we expect to roll this out to all users by the end of the year. When this happens, all links shared on or third-party apps will be wrapped with a URL.

What does this mean for me?

  • A really long link such as might be wrapped as for display on SMS, but it could be displayed to web or application users as or as the whole URL or page title.
  • You will start seeing links in a way that removes the obscurity of shortened links and lets you know where each link will take you.
  • When you click on these links from or a Twitter application, Twitter will log that click. We hope to use this data to provide better and more relevant content to you over time.

Thanks for reading this important update. Come and check what's new at

The Twitter Team


That is the news today! Cosmic Shift Happens™ and we are a part of it everyday.. if you would like to learn more about the Cosmic Shift.. check out the Cosmic Shift Happens facebook fanpage and participate by asking quesitons or commenting on the discussion groups.  This is a place where we can all learn together as the Cosmic Shift Happens™.


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Comment balloon 14 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • September 17 2010 06:49PM


And somewhere inbetween, we're supposed to be able to list and sell real estate!  Twitter, twitter, twitter.

Posted by Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) about 10 years ago

Tish ~  You have touched on a very serious issue...... there has to be a balance.. once the principles are understood it is not so overwhelming but the start up is a huge mountain!  Assistance is needed because it really a LOT to be a top producer and keep all the balls in the air.

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

I cannot believe there are folks who can actually keep up with all of this!!!!   Hmmmm

Carra - You are wayyy ahead of me...

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) about 10 years ago

Carra, you get 100 stars for keeping us ahead of the curve. I knew of some of the changes, but not all of them. Thank you for making a difference for those of us using this wild social media tools.

Posted by Emily Medvec, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (eXp Realty LLC) about 10 years ago

Carra, thank you for the updates, I need to get more used to Twitter, so that I am able to fully utilize it's capabilities.

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) about 10 years ago

Dagny ~  It is just a process... one small step at a time.  If you just keep reading then it will all connect later... the exposure to the concepts just helps with the understandin!

Emily ~  Thank you sooo much for the 100 stars!  I never got that many at one time.. you are lighting up my day.... I am happy to share and make it easier to embrace change. 

Tony ~ You are doing the right thing... just reading and watching.. when the time is right you can jump in... now you have my curiosity up.. The C team?  what does that stand for?  Maybe that is the hook.. checking you out!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) about 10 years ago

Thank you Carra!

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) about 10 years ago

Thanks for the update.  I have been following along with Twitter and I think I have everything where it should be.  (so far anyway)  LOL

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) about 10 years ago

Carra--you so right about change.  Embrace it get lost in the dust and they will never find you.  Thanks for the update.  I think I must have ignored their message.  Mary

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Joshua :)


Mary~  We all get so many messages.. Many of mine now go directly to spam!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

Yeah, I got that notification too . . . and I understood why my TweetDeck kept 'forgetting' my password! :)

Posted by Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text (Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker) almost 10 years ago

Candyland.. I had to reset all my Twitter accounts on the iphone.. nothing is constant but change!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

Howdy and evening to you Carra

Carra, I've got to get back over to Twitter, and start using it like I use to. Now I know why our blog posts here in the AR community no longer go to Twitter, like they use to. I don't think AR is going to do anything to fix it, so our blog posts go to Twitter.

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 10 years ago

If only we could have something constant for just a couple of days, though! ♪♫♫♪

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) almost 10 years ago