If you are coming here from Twitter wondering what HalfEagle is all about, you should go check out the HalfEagle home page!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Twitter?
A: It’s a way of keeping up-to-date with what your friends are doing right now. Every user updates their status to reflect current activities, thoughts, etc.
Q: Why does it say “bot” on the HalfEagle twitter page?
A: It would be impossible for one mere human to do a good job of updating twitter whenever a new Scouting blog is posted. I’m an Eagle Scout, not Superman. Instead, there’s a program running on a computer somewhere that does that automatically. It’s not an actual robot but that’s the name people give those types of programs. 🙂
Q: Why doesn’t the robot follow me back?
A: Every few days a human (me) signs into the bot’s account and checks to see who has followed it. I have the bot follow you back if you don’t look like a spammer and if one of the following is true:
- you’ve twittered about HalfEagle
- you’ve twittered about Scouting
- you have a profile picture related to Scouting
- your website link is related to Scouting
Q: So if you don’t follow me that means you don’t like me? Is that it?
A: No, absolutely not! I do my best to screen who to follow back. If I don’t follow you it’s 100% my mistake. The reason I’m picky is because the followers/followed lists are a good place to discover other folks on Twitter with similar interests. If it seems like I should have followed you by now, send me a direct message and I’ll sign in and fix it. 🙂
Q: What about the “Scouting Headlines” or “Scouting Links” or “Scouting Pictures?”
A: The blogs are the big show here on HalfEagle so it makes sense for them to be the focus of the twitter account. Plus, with all that stuff added together, all you’d ever see was HalfEagle updates!
Q: Why do the links all point at halfeagle.com/r/something?
A: Twitter limits each tweet to 140 characters including URLs. Some blog software makes *really* long URLs and I wanted to make more room for the blog title and the name of the blog. These shortened URLs instantly redirect you to the actual original blog page. More details are in the blog post introducing the HalfEagle Twitter account.