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New Twitter Service Does Random Follows

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Malthooslie, Oct 6, 2009.

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  1. Malthooslie

    Malthooslie Newbie

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    Hey, All.
    My friend is a web developer and today he had a bright idea and threw together a new service called Random Tweeps that basically follows up to 25 random people from the pool of people who have used Random Tweeps already, and it also gets you followed by up to 25 random people at a time.

    The good news is you can use the service more than once. I don't think there's any limit that I know of.

    It doesn't require your Twitter password. Just your ID. It uses the oauth login thing so your password never actually gets shared with the service.

    Thought this might be good for some of you Twitter guys that are trying to build up a list of followers, somewhat quickly.
    If you want to try it out, the URL is

    hxxp://randomtweeps.com
     
  2. loopyz

    loopyz Junior Member

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    Isn't that somewhat like a twitter train?
     
  3. Malthooslie

    Malthooslie Newbie

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    It's not a train.
    As far as I know, trains require a password and all that.
    This is completely opt-in.

    it's more just to randomly follow a few people and see which are interesting enough keep following.
    after that, the idea is to dump the ones you don't like or that seem stupid.

    It's intent is to build better networks/connections and meet interesting people.
    And it's a cool experiment in the speed at which a network can grow.

    I just put it here because I thought some of the marketing types might be able to use something like this to find other marketers, if that makes sense.
     
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    if it doesn't require password then how will the follow work.
     
  5. Malthooslie

    Malthooslie Newbie

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    It's just THAT damn good...

    haha.

    Oauth is described in detail at

    hxxp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OAuth

    Edit: Fixed a typo
     
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    jh0ny90 Regular Member

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    it works i went all the way from 17 followers to 29 with just a click :)
     
  7. Malthooslie

    Malthooslie Newbie

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    It gets better. As more people get on this thing, you'll randomly be followed every so often.

    Wish I were good enough with coding to have made this.
     
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    bl4ck1ce Regular Member

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    I signed up one of my accounts and got 12 new followers already, it's pretty decent!
     
  9. videobroker

    videobroker Registered Member

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    Entering a password on these types of sites is no big deal. Look at tweet brain dot com for example. Oauth has bugs. I usually test them with a different account and not my main one. 99.9% of the time there is no problem. Sounds like a good program by the way. I will use it now.