How to auto tweet and create your own Twitter bot

UPDATE (2015): Please note that Yahoo has now closed down Pipes which is referenced in this article.  See the announcement here.  UPDATE:  Please note that the functionality described in this blog post relises on Twitter API version 1.0 which has now been deprecated by Twitter.  This means that the functionality described may no longer work...

My new shiny iPad was delivered last Thursday (one day early) and so with five days of working with it, I thought I’d share my experiences and views. Love at first sight.  It was heavier than I expected.. but in a good way.  It feels solid.  Expensive.  How could you not love it’s design. Initial...

I’ve been using online backup services for a couple of years now – both personally and professionally.  I often find myself disappointed with one or more services and end up switching every six months or so but I think that I have finally found a keeper. During the past couple of years, I have been...

I like gadgets – always have, always will – and 2009 has been a bumper year for gadgetry in my house. Here’s my top 3 list of gadgets (so far): 1. iPhone. I can’t believe that I put up with Windows Mobile for as long as I did.  My new iPhone 3GS is one of...

There is nothing worse than receiving a few hundred automated enquiry form submissions per day generated by spammers using “bots”.   At Vertical Leap, until we put up a CAPTCHA on our enquiry forms – this is how many we were getting. Maybe it was because we have the word “Search” in our web site title...