What is Brian doing? – a SMS/Twitter blog

Now when you go to the top page of the domain Yesh.com you’ll be taken to my SMS/Twitter blog. (Not when you come here to yesh.com/blog. This blog ain’t going nowhere.) This SMS/Twitter blog is basically a really simple page that is updated with my cell phone via SMS (Short Messaging Service) and Twitter.

Twitter is this really cool social text messaging service that has groups. You can keep track of what people are up to. Its much faster than checking your friends blog. The updates come to your phone, web page, or Jabber IM client. (ex. Google Talk).

I made my SMS/Twitter blog by parsing the RSS feed into html from my personal updates on Twitter with Magpie RSS. I looked at the code David Kadavy did over at his blog and adapted it. Instead of just putting it in a small side bar on my blog I made it my main index page for yesh. Thanks David!

I was inspired to do a fast mobile blog when I heard about the iPhone. I figure one day I’ll be updating my blog with my phone full time. So much more immediate and timely. So right now I have a page for what I’m doing NOW (SMS blog) and what I think today (wordpress blog). See the difference? Up to the second verses up to the hour or day. Only thing I lament is the absence of spell check on my Treo’s SMS client. Thank Jebus for spell check in Firefox! 🙂

So if you really care what Brian is doing right now go there with your cell phone. It looks pretty good in my Treo 650 browser. There is even a RSS feed for my SMS blog.

Comments welcomed.

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