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You might want to try out http://www.flipmytext.com/ or http://www.wordflip.in/ to Flip Text for Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Blogs, Forums, IMs etc. — or not!

Unfortunately the process is a bit imperfect: No capital letters, the “i” isn’t dotted, the letter L either doesn’t flip in flipmytext or sits on the wrong baseline — and flipped text doesn’t work in SMS/text messages where my “¿uʍop ǝpısdn sı plɹoʍ ɹnoʎ ǝʞıl ƃuılǝǝɟ” headline will come out something like “=?utf-8?Q?=C2=BFu=CA=8Dop_=C7=9Dp=C4=B1a”.

The blog post tries to answers the question “How do you type upside down on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Blogs, Forums, IMs etc.?”

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wordpress publicize twitter optionsEnabled from your blog’s Dashboard>My Blogs under the “Publicize” column check on Twitter. Complete the authorisation process after you click on the “Enable” button. A yellow box appears below your Twitter check-off in which you request a link to Twitter. I was already signed onto my Twitter account so Twitter simply asked for my consent to link then switched me back to WordPress.

Now, when posting a new story, amongst the “Publish” control’s you get the “Publicize: Twitter” option already enabled to tweet an update of your post. “Edit” if you want to uncheck Twitter updates but more especially to add a custom message to your Tweet. WordPress will append a short URL to your update in the form of http://wp.me/s0m3th1ng.

This post will, in fact, be the first post that I tweet automatically via this new functionality!

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At 1-3pm EST today the Israeli Consulate will tweet a press conference (follow along here if you’re on Twitter and are interested). Recently avatars on Second Life began protesting in support of the Palestinians. With much happening in a virtual world, why can’t we just virtualise the conflict too? Or are there real world consequences to that too: Read this Tac2 Computer Club short story, by Edward Hague, pages 9, 10 and 11 in particular, from some twenty odd years ago.

Suggested reading “Gaza Attacks: Two Related Reactions, in Second Life and Twitter” on boingboing.net | “Dozens Gather in Second Life to Protest Gaza Attacks” on eurekadejavu | “On Fourth Day of the Gaza Battle, No End in Sight” New York Times