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Two more pix from my planet…

That’s my PhoenixBargains Twitter account as of last night. That account is nothing but auto-Tweeted real estate spam, six weblogs (five automated, one normal) running Twitter Tools plus promoting its activity via Posterous (for now; I have plans to make this more robust and more interesting).

The first time I mentioned the PhoenixBargains asccount here, it had 54 followers. It’s now up over 300, the lord alone knows why.

Here’s a treat from last night:

Phil Gordon is the Mayor of Phoenix. He lives in my neighborhood, North Central Phoenix, but I doubt he’s looking for homes. Probably some minion on his staff was looking for local TweetFeeds and found me. I think we’re up to 500-ish new Tweets a day, every one of them software-generated, so they should have plenty to read…

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    5 Comments so far

    1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Chris Johnson, Real Estate Feeds, Tom Hunter, Patriot Connect, My REALTY and others. My REALTY said: Two more pix from my planet…: That’s my PhoenixBargains Twitter account as of last night. That account is nothing … [...]

    2. Greg Swann October 29th, 2010 8:14 pm

      > I have plans to make this more robust and more interesting

      Like this.

      Writing software can be painful and frustrating, but these outcomes are solely the consequence of one’s own failure to have thought the problem through clearly. But when you get things just right, you get to have the world your way.

    3. Rodney Ash October 30th, 2010 9:46 am

      That’s cool the Mayor of Phoenix is following you. Pretty good for everything being automated.

    4. Brian Miller November 1st, 2010 6:11 am

      You and your programming skills continually amaze me. Ever considered an “Unchained For Techie Wannabes”

    5. Greg Swann November 1st, 2010 6:34 am

      > Ever considered an “Unchained For Techie Wannabes”

      Something like that is usually one of my sessions at Unchained, two hours of eyes glazed over. ;) The last time we were together in Phoenix, I talked about building an intelligent sidebar. I’m getting ready to do that across a number of our real estate weblogs, so that I can make changes globally, when I need to, from one canonical source file. When I do, perhaps I’ll document it here — glazing eyes over from a distance.