RTE News on Twitter

27th of September 2007 by conor

This may be old news but I’ve just discovered that there are now RTE Twitter accounts. I actually found out about it whilst testing the new tracker functionality.

There is:

Whilst there are a reasonable number of RSS feeds on RTE, I’m a fan of adding some news sites to Twitter and Jaiku so I get instant IMs for stuff as it happens. It is not clear if these accounts were created by RTE or someone else since they are just using TwitterFeed for it. Given that they are using RTE logos, I hope it is an “official” effort.

It did however highlight a flaw in the new Twitter feature. I set the alert for “#cork” but it sent me an RTE news story with the word “cork”. This is a really bad idea and I hope it’s an early bug.

Comment posted by Darran
at 10/18/2007 11:50:46 AM

There is LOADS of services like it on twitter: http://twitter.pbwiki.com/News+Services

The BBC is very open about their content. http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/

Plus it’s not as if I’m claiming it as my own or trying to pass it off as someone elses. I could easily use the user name for evil and complain about RTÉ News!?

Comment posted by Conor O’Neill
at 10/17/2007 5:49:27 PM

Then I’d be very wary about using their logos. Good intentions don’t count if they get litigious on you.

Comment posted by Darran
at 10/17/2007 5:24:29 PM

Sorry Conor… It isn’t official and you’d be waiting for anything official from them i’d say.


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