Follow ColdFusion and Flex Bloggers on Twitter with One Click

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

I caught a post on TechCrunch about a service called TweepML which is a new XML-based, open format for sharing groups of Twitter. They actually have a published spec for developers to use and extend if they wish. However, you can also simply use the site to create groups of users and get a link that should allow people to follow all of the suggested users with a single-click (or maybe a click or two). I thought this was a very useful idea for businesses and sites that include multiple contributors. It is also interesting, in part, because I know a lot of people just getting started on Twitter who don't know who to follow. I decided to try it out and create two lists - one of ColdFusion bloggers who are using Twitter and one of Flex bloggers. I did my best to include everyone I know (both are a subset of people I follow) but focused on those that a) have an active blog focused on the specific technology and b) actively use Twitter (so don't be offended if I didn't include you). Also, some people write about both but I decided to include them in one list or the other depending on what I perceive as their emphasis. If people find this useful I will try to keep the lists up to date, and if you have suggestions on users to add (or remove) please email me or comment on this post.

ColdFusion Bloggers
Flex Bloggers


Henry Ho I still don't get twitter. I just subscribed to all CF Bloggers and none of them are twitting anything useful about CF, at last on the first page.

I still prefer to RSS feeds of useful blogs. There are reasons why ppl separate personal blog from work/professional blog. Why don't ppl have different twitter account for the same reasons is beyond me.

Posted By Henry Ho / Posted on 09/10/2009 at 12:17 PM

Brian Rinaldi Sorry you don't like it but I find it extremely useful. Sure not everything is on topic - but neither are the blogs and I wouldn't want them to be. I don't follow people who only talk about CF - that's seriously boring imo! I have more interests than a programming language and so do the people I follow...makes them interesting.

Posted By Brian Rinaldi / Posted on 09/10/2009 at 12:21 PM

Henry Ho FYI, I'm still a twitter newbie, pls enlighten me on how to use it effectively... thanks! :)

Posted By Henry Ho / Posted on 09/10/2009 at 12:21 PM

marc henry, i don't think there are rules for how to use it. for me, i use it to stay connected to the people in the community... to engage. But I don't use it as a source of ColdFusion usefulness. Sometimes I learn CF stuff, and sometimes I'll come across an awesome article I never would've seen otherwise (this just happened yesterday). For me though, mostly it's about relationships.

Give it a shot. if it's not your thing, nothing lost, right?

Posted By marc / Posted on 09/10/2009 at 12:41 PM

Jason Dean Marc nailed it. Twitter, to me, is more about being social than it is about learning. Just like marc, I do learn things occasionally, sometimes things i don't want to learn about from @bennadel, but mostly it is about networking.

I heard someone once say that there are two kinds of people. Those that think Twitter is stupid and those that can't like without it. I am both.

Posted By Jason Dean / Posted on 09/10/2009 at 2:09 PM

Paul @Henry download a client such as Tweetdeck. Setup filters for key words ie ColdFusion/Flex/whatEver and then you only need to watch tweets that match the filters.

Posted By Paul / Posted on 09/10/2009 at 2:16 PM

Nitai Hi,

This is extremely cool. Thanks a lot for this. Never been easier to follow people.

Posted By Nitai / Posted on 09/10/2009 at 4:25 PM

Jeff Fall That is a very cool service. I created one of my own:

Posted By Jeff Fall / Posted on 09/10/2009 at 4:33 PM

Brian Swartzfager I can think of a few more folks for the ColdFusion blogger list:

Simon Free (simonfree)
Todd Rafferty (webRat)
Barney Boisvert (barneyb)
Mike Henke (mikehenke)
John Farrar (sosensible)
Tim Farrar (timothyfarrar)

Posted By Brian Swartzfager / Posted on 09/10/2009 at 8:10 PM

Henry Ho Wow, I'm hooked on Twitter! shoot... :)

Posted By Henry Ho / Posted on 09/17/2009 at 2:28 AM

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My name is Brian Rinaldi and I am the Web Community Manager for Flash Platform at Adobe. I am a regular blogger, speaker and author. I also founded RIA Unleashed conference in Boston. The views expressed on this site are my own & not those of my employer.