Remote Control via Twitter

twitter_logo Twitter is one of those applications / services that I’ve had trouble getting to grips with. For me it seems it’s like shouting about what you are doing right now to a huge audience that is not listening. Who really cares that @kjhughes is heading to the shops to get some Mint sauce ?? Maybe I’m just not that kind of social animal, maybe I don’t have enough friends using it, maybe I should ‘but in’ to other peoples conversations more, maybe I’m just plain boring…

I do see a use for it though (for me). It’s a pretty neat way to do some remote control stuff – like set up a Media Center recording, reboot my PC, and also it’s a neat way of getting updates, like new blog comment received, TV recording completed and the like….

So, right now I need to get my Outlook addin project completed, but right afterwards I’m planning an app that interfaces to twitter and accepts direct tweets as remote control instructions, and also can update me on specific events. I am also thinking about adding twitter alerts to dasBlog (on comments, posts, errors, daily reports etc)

I can see myself getting immersed in this twitter thing…

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