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Following Sun on Twitter

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Author: Mark Dixon
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
9:10 pm

It was pure serendipity. Last weekend, I responded to a challenge posted on Sun’s internal bloggers alias to find a way to provide an RSS feed of all the known Sun Microsystems Twitter users. Here’s what I did …

I set up a Twitter account “sun_follow” that is now following (or has requested to follow) each person with whose name is listed on the list of known Sun Microsystems Twitter users.

I am monitoring that wiki page and will add new entrants on that page to the sun_follow account. I also set up a new “planet” on planets.sun.com to provide another view of all the tweets from these folks.

This little exercise yielded the following links:

Now for the serendipity …

I didn’t have the privilege to fly to California to participate in JavaOne this year. But I finished my little “Sun on Twitter” project just in time to monitor a rich stream of tweets from several Sun employees who were particpating in CommunityOne yesterday and the main JavaOne event today. Thank you fellow Sunnies, for your Twittering! And thanks for a interesting little set of technology for making this little project possible.

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3 Responses to “Following Sun on Twitter”

    Nice, but you did assume that the wiki list was complete 🙂

    Comment by Tim on May 7, 2008 at 4:13 am


    By no means is the wiki list complete. It is only a compilation of the "self declared" Sun Twitter users. I hope that getting the word out will alert others to this list.

    Thanks for stopping by.


    Comment by Mark Dixon on May 7, 2008 at 4:53 am

    oh wow.. when did this come to life ? http://planets.sun.com/twitter/group/twitter/ ?

    Comment by Rohan Pinto on May 7, 2008 at 5:40 pm

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