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Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:48 am
by ss--ss
Hello, I recently started mucking around with twitter. I couldn't see the point in it but now must admit it's pretty interesting. I think it will great during the tour de France . Here some of the ones I have found Cadelofficial cyclingcentral Andy_shleck
Anyone have any more worth following?

Cheers Don

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:57 am
by The Womble
Not their actual tags, but Spokesmen, Mike Tomolaris, Rupert Guiness, BMC Pro Team, Robbie McEwen, any of the cycling media twitter accounts, BikePure, etc etc. Theres heaps out there

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:51 am
by im_no_pro
My list that I follow (following the riders can be quite interesting, they often dont hold back on twitter and the banter is often amusing):

IG_Cycling
speedplaypedals
velonews
richie_porte
htchighroad
alandavis27
taylorphinney
Geraintthomas86
Greghenderson1
schleckfrank
paulsherwen
santosTDU_live
mattgoss1986
leopardtrek
blingmatthews
leighhoward1
badencooke
BMCproteam
cyclingnewsfeed
f_cancellara
simongerrans
fatcyclist
fumybeppu
johanbruyneel
teamradioshack
carlos_sastre
levileipheimer
bradwiggins
dzabriskie
christianvdv
thedpate
wegelius
andy_schleck
mark_renshaw
ghincapie
philliggett
mcewenrobbie
mickrogers
bicyclevictoria
lancearmstrong
cadelofficial

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:59 am
by CommuRider
:shock:

That's a great list inp!

Here's a couple I follow:
@tokyobybike and @grist (which sometimes posts stuff on bikes)

I've decided following sports people on Twitter ruins the illusion of their greatness and sporting prowess. I followed Shane Warne, Pup Clarke and Steph Rice and quickly unfollowed them. @warne888 and his banter with Liz really was TMI! Lance is the exception and a couple of retired union players :)

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:11 am
by HappyHumber
I'm hanging out for technology that'll give me less information.

Smart phones!? Peh.. I prefer mine stupid & subservient.

Geekdom has never been the same since it's been fashionable.

*creak*creak*creak* (sound of rocking chair rocking at slightly heightened & irritated pace)

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:13 am
by CommuRider
Are you still on dial-up HH? I think Twitter's great for dial-up folks. It's the internet on steroids and not too much bandwidth being expended either.

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:20 am
by HappyHumber
CommuRider wrote:Are you still on dial-up HH? I think Twitter's great for dial-up folks. It's the internet on steroids and not too much bandwidth being expended either.


Not quite.. but I am still on my first DSL modem I bought about 7 years ago after taking the leap from Dial-Up :D :D

I was on Facebook for a while; but in the end I got about as much satisfaction and enjoyment as I do fighting my way through busy shopping centres of a Saturday morning. I deleted my account deciding the medium was best left to women & teenagers much like the shopping malls.

(spit of tobacco) You kids get off my lawn!!

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:27 am
by CommuRider
I think Facebook jumped the shark with the facial recognition thing over the weekend. Funny how very willing people are to post so much information on that site. If it were a government body, people would think twice.

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:41 am
by Mulger bill
Say WHAT?
What are those spooks up to now?

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:45 am
by HappyHumber
:cry:
I remember when I did sign up initially - instantly I had all these invites from people that obviously had my e-mail in their address book that they'd so graciously allowed FB to share. That was 18 months ago and it bugged the crap out of me then.

Facebook : Cheapening the word "Friend" since 2005.

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:51 am
by CommuRider
Mulger bill wrote:Say WHAT?
What are those spooks up to now?


http://www.pcworld.com/article/230107/f ... ition.html

"Last December, Facebook announced it was implementing facial recognition technology that will scan images as they're uploaded, find similar images others have uploaded, and suggest name tags based on other tags it found during its scan...

"The bigger problem is tagging itself. Letting other people tag photos can have unforeseen consequences. Say you're a Congressman who likes to post close-ups of himself in his underwear (I'm just picking this example at random). Exactly whose manhood is filling out those BVDs is still a matter of debate at this point. Once somebody tags it with a name, though, we all know whose Weiner it is.

If that's too silly, consider this real-world example. Until recently, I had a photo of a woman's undergarment (not mine) posted to my Facebook page. Without going into too many details, let me assure you it was all pretty innocent. Last week somebody tagged that photo with the name of the person who owned that particular undergarment. Suddenly it's not so innocent. The owner of said brassiere - now mortified that her name was associated with this image -- begged me to remove the photo, which I did. "

Image

I wonder how effective phototagging will be eg plastic surgery. Finding your doppelganger gets weirder and weirder by the minute.

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:02 pm
by HappyHumber
As posted by the first commenter to the article Commurider just posted - the ability of facebook members to tag people in photos who do not have a facebooks account and once again so graciously get to specify the non-members e-mail!!! Arrgh... FFS!

Straight from the horses bum; http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=153487311385068

And it's all under the guise of "friendship" *sigh*

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:11 pm
by CommuRider
I don't object to it as much as the "journalists" or "secret police" take whatever is posted on Facebook as the facts and then report it to the wider public as the truth. There doesn't seem much verification going on anymore when journos just search on Facebook and come up with someone else's profile. Pity the other Kim Duthies/Osama Bin Ladens/John Ibrahims of this world who just happen to share the same name. You want mob rule? Just go on Facebook :( You want revenge? Just go on Facebook and tag a nude photo of a stripper/escort with their name :( Next thing you know, the journos will report "XXX's secret life as a stripper" because they saw it on FB? Given FB's lack of action to take personal matters seriously, that website is just rife for defamation.

Back on topic, here's another cycling twitterer I like

@amsterdamized

:-)

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:15 pm
by im_no_pro
CommuRider wrote::shock:

That's a great list inp!

Here's a couple I follow:
@tokyobybike and @grist (which sometimes posts stuff on bikes)

I've decided following sports people on Twitter ruins the illusion of their greatness and sporting prowess. I followed Shane Warne, Pup Clarke and Steph Rice and quickly unfollowed them. @warne888 and his banter with Liz really was TMI! Lance is the exception and a couple of retired union players :)


Thanks. @warne888 is getting 'unfollowed' very soon. Didn't have him until recently, getting sick of the garbage. And he's a saints supporter :lol:

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:16 pm
by HappyHumber
*creak*creak*creak*

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Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:30 pm
by ss--ss
Thanks I'm_no_pro. That list is a beauty !

Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:27 pm
by hosko
For some amusing tweets:

UCI_overlord
Festinagirl
Flammecast
Neilroad

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:44 pm
by im_no_pro
hosko wrote:For some amusing tweets:

UCI_overlord
Festinagirl
Flammecast
Neilroad


Thanks for that, meant to add UCI_overlord recently and had completely forgotten to do so.

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:51 pm
by Mulger bill
Thanks Commi and Kym, makes me choice to not post pics and indeed to not bother logging in for months even more sensible. :)

Lazy journos creating "news" by trawling FB and similar sites annoy me as much as copypasta bloggers chasing pageviews by posting allegedly interesting links at random. :roll:

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:10 pm
by CommuRider
Cadel is trending on Twitter for some reason :-)

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:53 am
by gdt
@ChiaraPasserini
aka Cadel's better half. A marvelous tone: a mix of "innocent abroad", number one fan, and taking the mickey.

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:14 am
by CommuRider
She sounds cute. I like her TdF commentary : "I love breakies!!!"

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:16 pm
by dodge
im_no_pro wrote:My list that I follow (following the riders can be quite interesting, they often dont hold back on twitter and the banter is often amusing):

IG_Cycling
speedplaypedals
velonews
richie_porte
htchighroad
alandavis27
taylorphinney
Geraintthomas86
Greghenderson1
schleckfrank
paulsherwen
santosTDU_live
mattgoss1986
leopardtrek
blingmatthews
leighhoward1
badencooke
BMCproteam
cyclingnewsfeed
f_cancellara
simongerrans
fatcyclist
fumybeppu
johanbruyneel
teamradioshack
carlos_sastre
levileipheimer
bradwiggins
dzabriskie
christianvdv
thedpate
wegelius
andy_schleck
mark_renshaw
ghincapie
philliggett
mcewenrobbie
mickrogers
bicyclevictoria
lancearmstrong
cadelofficial

Or you could just use this site..no need for a twitter account


http://bikechatter.com/

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:57 pm
by Chuck
Jens Voigt - just got told that the thor hushovd i follow is a fake one!what the heck?who and why would one pretend to be somebody else?get your own life


Tweets like he rides :)

Re: Following cycling on Twitter

Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:18 pm
by Xponti
@bigringriding - be warned, he pulls no punches and swears A LOT!
@cyclingtips
@gerardvroomen (Cervelo Designer and owner of the company)
@greenedgefans
@StueyOG - Stuart O'Grady
@thejensie - Who else but Jens
@thesufferfest
@velominati
@velocentric