MuteWe all have at least that one account on twitter that we love to follow, and 9 tweets out of every 10 are interesting – however sometimes that very same account gets a little…….. passionate….. about a particular subject and start ‘flooding’ your time line with something you’re not really interested in.

Now – you could un-follow them – but then you’d miss the over tweets you actually like to read. Twitter has finally come to the rescue with its most recent feature. The ability to mute a user! This is something so simple, which is already saving headaches.

To mute a user from the twitter app on your iPhone, all you need to do is head over the ‘profile’ of the twitter user. You can do this by tapping on their avatar from their latest tweet.

Now tab on the ‘cog’ icon just underneath their post count.

Twitter Cog

 

Now tap of the ‘Mute @<username>’ menu option at the top of the pop up menu

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The app will then display a visual prompt to confirm the mute has taken effect

muted

 

That’s all there is to it.. You will no longer see the users tweets in your timeline unless they mention you in a tweet.

There is (currently) no way to ‘schedule’ the removal of a mute. So once things have calmed down, and you would like to once again see the users tweets in your timeline; head back to their profile, and tap on the red speak to un-mute them.

unmute

 

That is how to mute on Twitter for iOS.



Twitter Logo

One of Mountain Lion’s most talked about feature is the introduction of the tight social integration with the 140 character site ‘Twitter”. Unless you’re like me and spent the first few days of using Mountain Lion wandering around the system preferences you may find it difficult to locate a position where you type in your twitter credentials.

The following blog post hopes to rectify that, it may not seem immediately obvious that you have to enter your details and send them as your email address and calendar contacts in the system preferences pane.

First of all you need to load up System Preferences, to do this open a new Finder window, and navigate to your Applications folder, once you are there, you should see an icon which looks like a cog, and is labelled System Preferences. Double click on this and the System Preferences pane should appear.

Now under the heading of ‘Internet & Wireless’ click on the icon highlighted below:

System Preferences - Mail, Contacts & Calendars

In the pane on the right hand side you will see a list of all the account types Mountain Lion supports by default. Some of which have been migrated over from Lion. However most are new.

Mail, Contacts & Calendars

From the list select the Twitter icon, and enter your username and password in the boxes provided:

Mountain Lion Twitter username and Password box

Once done your twitter account will become associated with your Mountain Lion user account, and you will be able to do things like tweet direct from the ‘sharing’ button in apps such as Safari:

It really is as simple as that! So happy tweeting readers… :)



Twitter have recently released what seems to be a long awaited updated to the popular iOS variant of the social networks client. Version 4.1 offers several improvements to the previous release, an also sees the return of some features missed by many:

  • Swipe shortcut
    Easily accessible common features simply by swiping over a tweet.
  • Copy and paste for tweets and profiles
    Press an hold on a tweet or a profile, to access iOS built in copy/paste functions
  • Press and hold actions
    Press and hold on tweet’s links for more actions
  • Direct message improvements
  • Confirmation Alerts for Find Friends
  • Performance improvements
  • Image quality improvements
  • Additional Language (Turkish)
  • Several Bug Fixes
Version 4.1 is available to download now from the AppStore



If you are one of the lucky few who have managed to bag yourself a Google+ account, but like most, don’t want to have to keep posting updates to various social networks then fear not, +Agent G is here to help! On the other hand, if you have still not got your self an invite, check out my other post on how to get one here.

Now, to get up and running with +Agent G you will first of all need to configure your new +Agent G account. Head over to the +Agent G homepage, and logon with your Twitter account. Now, copy your ‘Unique’ code from the +Agent G page, and head on over to Google+.

Paste your unique code into the status box, but make sure you only select +Agent G as the recipient for the message, and hit send.

Once that’s done, head back over to the +Agent G homepage, give it a quick refresh, just to make sure both your accounts are linked.. Once done, you can now add +Agent G to any Google+ status updates you want posting to Twitter!

It really is as simple as that.



With the recent launch of the all new Apple Mac App Store, came the arrival of the official OS X Twitter client.  Now, although there are countless twitter based clients available for OS X, the official client has entered the charts near the top in my opinion. 

The client sports a very slick and basic interface, with the various twitter site features in a greyed out menu down the left hand side, and the main content down the right.  This is a design which is certainly not common amongst other offerings in the field.

In an also unusual design is the ‘New tweet’ and new ‘DM’ windows, they are actually separate from the client and can be conveniently placed anywhere around your Mac’s screen.  This along with the applications short cut keys can make tweeting whilst in the middle of things in other applications a breeze.

I am, however, slightly loathed to accept and install the application myself, as I prefer applications such as TweetDeck, with their ability to post direct into several sites at the same time.  However, considering its their first attempt at a native OS X client – I think it’s a pretty good attempt. 

You can download the all new Twitter client from the new Mac App Store. 




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