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Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby JustJuice » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:19 pm

Hey All,
I had a look but couldn't find anything on this so I'll ask it,
Why don't we put the webcams on twitter and have people posting when and what animals are on the webcams, so we can see more animals eg. Herd of Elephant, Satara Waterhole, 17:30pm 15th March - AND then everyone gets this and has a look at them . I know that other webcams are doing this.
I don't know much about twitter but maybe someone else can advise.

Just as an example look at what AFRICAM are doing: http://twitter.com/africam

Just an Idea,
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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:26 pm

Hi JJ ,

I don't know much about twitter either.
Danie and Themba will be able to advise us, I'm sure. :D
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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby Tony Park » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:49 pm

Hi JJ,

That sounds like a good idea - mainly because it might give me a reason to actually persist with Twitter!'

I'm on it, but I'm having a hard time convincing myself it's worthwhile. It's probably a good system for relaying quick, short messages, to the cam notifications might be worth a try.

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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby JustJuice » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:17 pm

Using this one application and if this happens on Twiiter we could have something like this(on your desktop, so you can see what animals are there whilst you are 'working':
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But imagine it asSANParks Webcam sightings

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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby MATTHYS » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:31 pm

I have referred this for advice, JJ :thumbs_up:
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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby JustJuice » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:03 pm

Thanks MATTHYS
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Unread postby themba » Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:02 pm

This is definitely a good idea, I will share this with the whole team here in the office and get their views.

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Unread postby Scot » Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:20 pm

:doh: Uh, oh - I see a whole new learning curve coming up!!

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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby JustJuice » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:18 am

Any updates anyone?
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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby MelanieG » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:18 am

Hi JustJuice,

Thanx for this cool idea :thumbs_up: ...we are currently using Twitter and FaceBook to promote the Kudu Awards and voting for Table Mountain in the New7 Wonders of Nature Campaign...so this will be great...

I have already started a conversation about sightings...check it out:
http://twitter.com/SANParks/

And what is also great is that you can get RSS Feeds of the updates to the conversation AND you can continue your conversations on Twitter via Facebook 8)

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Unread postby MelanieG » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:17 pm

Just realised that YOU CAN INDEED send pics via Twitter :dance: through Twitpic...
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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:46 pm

Thanks, Melanie ! :D
I am going to try doing it ! :D
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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby MelanieG » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:01 pm

That's great S!

It is fun., but we still need to encourage more people to contribute and particpate in the conversation.

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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby MATTHYS » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:07 pm

I just registered, Mel :D ....tried a lot of user names and eventually succeeded with my late dog's name :) .
Thanks for telling us about it !
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Re: Twitter & Webcams

Unread postby MelanieG » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:22 pm

Oh S, this is great :thumbs_up: ..I'm so glad..
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