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Sorting our shiznit: how we’re reshuffling our Twitter output

Wednesday, 27th June 2012 08:51 GMT By Patrick Garratt

We’re shifting around our Twitter feeds a little to offer two levels of content.

We post a lot of games news. We post all of it, in fact. Up to now, we’ve only had one Twitter feed hooked up to our RSS, but that’s making increasingly less sense. As you’ve probably noticed, we have a tendency to manually post links out on @VG247 in the name of speed, as the service we use to automatically pull headlines onto Twitter usually lags by a few minutes. This results in duplicates, and probably some annoyance.

Therefore, we’ve applied some common sense and registered @VG247all. Obviously, this is every headline post, dredged by RSS. There’s no embellishment at all: it’s the pure VG247 experience, as God intended. If you want absolutely everything published on VG247, this is the feed you follow. As of now, @VG247 will be a select service, consisting of hand-written updates from the team flagging what we consider to be the most important stories and updates throughout the day.

We’re working on some changes to VG247 that will make having this choice on Twitter increasingly important as we move on with the endless, round-the-clock mission of covering video gaming news, so pick which one works best for you. Follow both if you’re feeling flush. And don’t pretend that you don’t want hundreds of VG247-related tweets bombing you all day. Who doesn’t?

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8 Comments

  1. Talkar

    “We post a lot of games news. We post all of it, in fact.”
    I love sarcasm :D

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    From my news reader. I think we’ve got it covered, to be honest ;)

    http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/8217/allthenews.jpg

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    ^You do mostly, i was thinking more of those that only gets posted on the official sites. Like the recently announced Beta Key handout for StarCraft 2 Heart Of The Swarm contest :P
    But definitely, you guys do a really good job in general!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    Great. Now there’s more room on my timeline to see Pat discussing with Ben Cousins :P

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Kabby

    If you like Engadget (or how engadget used to be before it turned into a phones obsessed site) You should check out The Verge (theverge.com), Pat.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. TheBlackHole

    Does that mean the team won’t be tweeting VG news? I wasn’t sure if that’s what you’re implying, but of course following a bunch of you and having everyone tweet the same news was hellannoying.

    good idea overall.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Patrick Garratt

    @6 – @VG247all is every headline pulled by RSS. @VG247 is the most important stuff, written by hand. And then I’m sure we’ll all post to our own feeds, because some people follow us and not the site, etc.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. TheBlackHole

    Thanks for the clarification Pat.

    #8 3 years ago

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