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Using GroupWise to keep up with Twitter



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May 20, 2009 4:54 pm

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I recently decided to jump on the bandwagon, and use Twitter to post a little content, and to follow some folks I find interesting. I spend a good portion of my day with GroupWise open, so it was natural to try and use GroupWise to read Twitter updates. GroupWise provides a couple different ways to keep up with Twitter. Of course you can use a “web panel” to embed the web version of Twitter as a GW Panel. If you will be primarily reading content, then using the RSS feed option of Twitter is a good way to go.

GroupWise 8 has the ability to read RSS feeds, so it’s a natural to use it for reading Twitter content. To set this up follow these easy steps:

  • Login to your Twitter account in a web browser.
  • On the right hand side of the screen, click on the RSS Feed link under the word “Following”

  • Now you will be prompted to login, use your Twitter ID and password.
  • You should get a URL similar to http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline/999999.rss
  • Select the URL and copy it.
  • Now, pull up Groupwise, and click on File > New > RSS Feed
  • You should get a window like this:

  • Paste the URL into the Source field, and give the folder a name that makes sense to you. Also set the update frequency, and check the box for “This RSS Feed requires authentication”, filling in your Twitter login and password. Click OK.

Now you should have the Twitter feed in the “GroupWise Feed” folder. Once more step is to set the display mode of the Twitter feed to “message preview”. Get to this by right click the feed, choose properties, and click on the display tab. Message preview is a check box on the right side of the window, about mid way down. This will allow you to see the entire tweet without having to double click on it.

You could combine this RSS Feed folder with a web panel to have a nice Twitter view in GroupWise. That would allow you to tweet as well as read.

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  1. By:gburg

    Alex Evans http://twitter.com/thegroupwisepm GroupWise Product Manager
    Dean Lythgoe http://twitter.com/GroupWise_Info Director of Engineering
    John Dragoon http://twitter.com/jkdragoon Chief Marketing Officer for Novell
    Justin Steinman http://twitter.com/justinsteinman VP Marketing Novell
    Ken Muir http://twitter.com/kwmuir CTO Workgroup Solutions
    Phil Karren http://twitter.com/pkarren Novell Collaboration Product Manager
    Tony Anderson http://twitter.com/thegrpwisetestr GroupWise Tester

    – Novell

    NovellTalks http://twitter.com/NovellTalks Novell on twitter
    NovellEvents http://twitter.com/NovellEvents upcoming Novell events

    – GroupWise Partners

    Avansys http://twitter.com/Advansys
    GWAVA http://twitter.com/GWAVA
    Omni TS http://twitter.com/OmniTS
    Research In Motion http://twitter.com/BlackBerry

    and of course
    NGW List http://twitter.com/ngwlist

    BTW my Twitter is
    http://twitter.com/gwcheck

    Gert
    GWCheck.com

  2. By:toharris

    Any way to get this working in the Linux version of GW 8? My version:

    Program Release: 8.0.1 Beta 5/12/2009 (gwclient.jar)
    Build Number: 87303.9458
    Java Runtime Version : 1.6.0_12-b04 (http://java.sun.com/)
    Platform: Linux / 2.6.27.21-0.1-pae / i386

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