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Chriss Scherer Scherer has been the editor of Radio magazine since 1997. His experience in radio includes work as chief engineer at stations in Cleveland (WMMS-FM, WHK-AM, WZJM-FM, WJMO-AM...more

Archive for February 11th, 2009

Put your transmitter site on Twitter

By now you’ve seen that Radio magazine has pages on Facebook and Twitter. Sites such as these are continue to gain in popularity. For some people, it’s easy to spend an entire day just surfing other people’s listings (I’m not one of them, by the way).

It seems there’s more to these sites than just posting that you are going to take a shower or post the pics of a recent drunken outing. Some companies are offering applications to alert the users about things happening at home, such as a plant needing water or that the washing machine has finished.

Personally, I take an active part in my life to know that my plant needs water. I also know that I’m doing laundry at a given time, so it’s not a problem to remember that I have to do something with the wet mass of fabric.

Regardless, an article in Wired discusses some of these uses. Post a message to Twitter and turn off the house lights. Why not set it so a posted message will switch to the backup STL?

There are some security issues obviously, but I suppose there could be a practical use in there somewhere.

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