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Boilers
05-18-2009, 10:27
I just set up a Twitter account for Indiana Ammo Hunters. If you want to get notified via Twitter (on cell phone, for example) when Ammo is found in-stock, now's your chance.

So, I just created a GROUP TWITTER (https://twitter.com/home) account for anyone interested. I'll let you research Twitter, but it's the latest 'micro-blogging' hot tech. You can post a short message and anyone following the account will get it. That can be on the computer, or twitter-compatible cell phone or such device.

GroupTweet (http://grouptweet.com/) allows more than one person to post to the normally, otherwise, single-user Twitter mechanism.

What you will need to participate in our Instant Ammo Notification Twitter realm.

1. Create a Twitter account for yourself if you don't already have one. Just go to https://twitter.com/home and sign up. Should be self-explanatory.

2. Follow the new group I just created. The new group is called IndianaGuns. You can see the preliminary posts here:

IndianaGuns (IndianaGuns) on Twitter (http://twitter.com/IndianaGuns)
Twitter Support :: What is following? (http://twitter.zendesk.com/forums/10711/entries/14019)




3. If ALL you want to do is find the latest ammo sightings, you could stop at this point. You additionally might want to find out if your cellphone is compatible with the many Twitter clients such as these:

Twitter / Downloads (http://twitter.com/downloads)

4. Now, if you want to CONTRIBUTE to the ammo finding tweets, you need to send a direct message to the IndianaGuns Twitter account. I am unsure how all the various Twitter clients listed in the above link can do this, if at all. So, you'll have to experiment. And as you find out how your client works at sending direct messages, please post helpful information here for others to use.

But, in general, follow this information here:

Twitter Support :: What is a direct message? (DM) (http://twitter.zendesk.com/forums/10711/entries/14606)

to reply to a regular Twitter update with a direct message from your home page, click the arrow/swoosh at the end of an update; this sets an @reply in the update box. Remove the '@' sign and replace it with a "d" and a space, and type the message.

I have created a video showing how to login to Twitter and follow the IndianaGuns account. This is the first step.

YouTube - How to follow Indiana Guns Twitter account (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUrtpjC7qTk)

Once you start following the Twitter account, before you can post an update when you find ammo, I must first follow YOU. So, I will get an email that you have begun following me. I will need to follow YOU. Once I do, you can post ammo finds (or other good deals). But not until I follow you. I will stop following anyone that abuses this service, and thus your updates will be blocked. Please give me some time to follow you, as I have a 'real life' too. :)

Here is a video that how to send a direct message to the Twitter account, and thus broadcast your ammo find to everyone. The first one shows what happens if I have not followed YOU.

YouTube - What happens if you are not being followed by Indiana Guns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAA8V_T7KX4)

Once I follow you, even the rejected message will show up in the Twitter updates to all those that are following the account.

Hope this helps everyone out. Please join twitter, follow IndianaGuns, and post updates of your ammo finds. It will really make our community that much more valuable to many of us!

-Boilers

TLHelmer
05-18-2009, 19:06
I can't believe it has come to this!

fal fiend
05-22-2009, 19:44
i know, crazy huh