The Twitter bug has bitten me hard. I use the popular social networking service to exchange links on miscellaneous technology topics as well put a bit of humor in the mix. I won't quite say I am an addict, but I use the service enough to know what I like and don't like about Twitter.
One of the good things about Twitter is that people can make recommendations of other members to follow. Frequently done on Friday with the #FollowFriday or #FF trending topic, this list of a few users is a good way for you to say that these people post good stuff. The bad part is that this practice is really a mess to aggregrate or organize. Twitter has now taught me a lesson in this regard with a new sevice called TweepML. TweepML allows you to make a list of Twitter users to recommend to others to follow.Using the service is easy; I just made a group called “TechRockstars” that has 9 Twitter users who post good technology-based content. Figure A shows a TweepML list created:
You can also view this list at http://tweepml.org/TechRockstars/, which will show you the collection of Twitter users that you can add to your Following list in one click. There are a number of preconfigured TweepML follow lists available on the TweepML Web site.
Additional options include site links and HTML buttons that can be made with the lists that are created. I think that this makes Twitter member aggregation a lot easier. Share your comments below.
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.