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Updated My NASCAR Inspired DestroyTwitter Theme

(September 3, 2010: If you are using DestroyTwitter 2, then you’ll want to check my NASCAR Theme for DestroyTwitter 2.)

I have corrected my DestroyTwitter theme which was inspired by the colors in the NASCAR.COM logo. The theme requires at least version 1.4.4beta of DestroyTwitter and now works properly with DestroyTwitter’s new theme management system that was introduced in version 1.4.6beta. I have also modified the colors used in some places. The main difference being the scrollbar that is now red when there is nothing to scroll and green when there is. In any event you’ll want to re-download this updated one if you have been using it. I have also placed the theme on DestroyTwitter’s Theme section

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Download theme: mrheadrick NASCAR
DestroyTwitter theme: mrheadrick NASCAR

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Using the Selective Twitter Facebook application to update Facebook

This is just a short note to mention that I have come across the Selective Twitter Facebook Application which allows me to update my Facebook status with any Twitter client by simply putting #fb at the end of a tweet. I think this is the best approach to using Twitter to update both when I see fit but keep the rest of my Twitter spam from going to Facebook. If my friends really want to follow my twittering, then they can just follow me on Twitter as well. I think that’s for the best. πŸ™‚

A NASCAR Inspired DestroyTwitter Theme

I have created my second DestroyTwitter theme which was inspired by the colors in the NASCAR.COM logo. The theme requires at least version 1.4.4beta of DestroyTwitter.

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Download theme: mrheadrick NASCAR
DestroyTwitter theme: mrheadrick Blue

Enjoy! πŸ™‚

PS. I have updated the theme to work properly with the new theme management system introduced in version 1.4.6beta.

To post or not to post? That is the question.

After reading Be Careful What You Post, this got me to thinking about something I’ve thought about fairly often. In the past there have been many things I’ve wanted to say or get off my chest that after thinking about it decided against making a post. The reason being, for good or bad, that anything you post, say in a tweet, or write in an “open” forum is there for all to view potentially. This includes past, current, or possible future employers or someone that knows someone who knows some person, company, or product you talked about. In this age, you know that anyone that is thinking about hiring you, that you currently work with, that you’ve just asked out on a date or whatever, is going to look your name up on Google or some other search engine or social network like MySpace, Facebook, or Twitter to find out what they come across.

Since I’ve been doing a lot of twittering lately (I think that addictive nature of my personality has, at the moment, grabbed a hold of Twitter), I sometimes wonder if people forget that what they say in @replies are completely open for public viewing. I also wonder about how private direct messages really are. I also wonder about the integrity of the authors/creators of all these Twitter clients and Websites that ask for a username and password.

So, I guess, in the end, unless you don’t care who might potentially read what you say and the possible repercussions if they do, well, then don’t post, tweet, or write it. πŸ™‚

Twittering with the NASCAR Nation

During the Gatorade Duals on Thursday, the truck race Friday night, and today’s Nationwide Race, I was following and twittering with other NASCAR fans (both away and in Daytona at the race itself), journalists, and even a few representatives from some of the NASCAR sponsors. One of them , @matthumphreycar with the Orlando Sentinel posted about it in his NASCAR blog:Β  Twitter helps NASCAR fans keep pace with favorites.

As I mentioned in my other post, Latest NASCAR tweets added to NASCAR page, there are a number of ways to follow the conversation using the search features in some of the Twitter clients, such as TweetDeck, or websites such as this NASCAR Twitter group, Twitter’s own search site,Β  TweetGrid, or my own NASCAR page; although, I am still working out bugs as I uncover them. Following is a brief snapshot of the conversation:

I’ll do it again tomorrow during the Daytona 500. It will be interesting for sure. I wonder how many will use Twitter during those periods of, uhm, lesser excitement during some of the longer races? Go Dale Jr.!!! πŸ™‚