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New Twitter account: UnitFact

I’ve started a new Twitter account @UnitFact for tweets about units of measurement, constants, dimensional analysis, etc.

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New Twitter account for networks

As I mentioned a few days ago, I’m winding down three of my Twitter accounts. But I have started a new one: NetworkFact. This account has tweets about graph theory, analysis of large networks, etc. Related links: List of daily

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Twitter account turnover

I’m planning to wind down three of my Twitter accounts: ShortcutKeyTip, MusicTheoryTip, and DSP_fact. When the scheduled tweets for these three accounts run out, I won’t post new ones. On the other hand, I may start a new account. I

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How to subscribe to a Twitter account via RSS now

Twitter turned off their RSS support last month. This page gives several ways to create new RSS feeds for Twitter accounts. The easiest solution is to create an RSS feed via rss4twitter. Another possibility is to use BazQux RSS reader.

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New Twitter accounts for DSP and music theory

I’ve started two new Twitter accounts this week: @DSP_fact and @MusicTheoryTip. DSP_fact is for DSP, digital signal processing: filters, Fourier analysis, convolution, sampling, wavelets, etc. MusicTheoryTip is for basic music theory with a little bias toward jazz. It’ll tweet about

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Twitter account for differential equations

I’ve started a new Twitter account: @diff_eq. This account posts once or twice a day about ordinary and partial differential equations. More daily tip accounts here.

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Twitter accounts

Last January there were 100,000 followers across all of my daily tip Twitter accounts. A year later there are now about 200,000 followers. Here are a few similar Twitter accounts that other people run. SciProgramming, a new account for scientific

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Are tweets more accurate than science papers?

John Myles White brings up an interesting question on Twitter: Ioannidis thinks most published biological research findings are false. Do you think >50% of tweets are false? I’m inclined to think tweets may be more accurate than research papers, mostly

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Science twitter feed

I’m changing my electricity and magnetism twitter account, @GrokEM, into more of a general science account. The new name is @ScienceTip. The image for the account is a helium spectrum. Here’s a list of my twelve daily tip Twitter accounts.

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Twitter milestone

There are now over 100,000 followers across my various daily tip Twitter accounts. The three most popular are CompSciFact, AlgebraFact, and ProbFact. The newest account GrokEM has the least followers for now. Thank you everyone for following and for providing

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Unix tool tips

I’ve renamed my SedAwkTip twitter account to UnixToolTip to reflect its new scope. If you were following SedAwkTip, there’s no need to do anything. You’ll just see a different name. I have about a week’s worth of sed and awk

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More than sed and awk

I’m going to expand the content of my SedAwkTip twitter account. I’ve covered the most commonly used features of sed and awk, and rather than go into more advanced/obscure features of these languages, I’m going to add tips on other

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RLangTip changing hands

I’ve decided to hand my Twitter account RLangTip over to the folks at Revolution Analytics starting next week. I thought it would be better to give the account to someone who is more enthusiastic about R than I am, and

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How to subscribe to a Twitter account via RSS

Update: This post is obsolete because Twitter ended their RSS support in June 2013. Here are new ways to subscribe to Twitter accounts via RSS as of July 2013. *** Twitter has recently made it more difficult to subscribe to

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New Twitter account: RLangTip

I’m starting a new daily tip Twitter account: RLangTip. This account will have one regularly scheduled tip per day, Monday through Friday, on the R language and related topics. I’ll also throw in a few unscheduled tweets now and then.

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