Excel Twitters RIP

For more than a year I’ve posted Excel related tweets every week, ranging from the hilarious, to the bizarre, to the somewhat useful.

Lately though, using the search feature in Twitter pulls up long lists of ads, spam, ads, spam, and more spam. To see for yourself, you can search for Excel Spreadsheet in Twitter. Maybe you’ll have better luck than I’m having.

There’s still the occasional nugget of Excelly goodness in the Search page, but I don’t have the time or patience to wade through all the other stuff. So, I’ll stick to reading what’s in my own Twitter stream, posted by friends and colleagues.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the Excel Twitters while they lasted!

A Few Good Things

More good stuff comes from my email and RSS feeds, like these three items from this week.

Andy Pope released his (free!) RibbonX Visual Designer

Chip Gorman emailed this link to an Excel-based soap opera!

Bob Phillips is reviewing Excel 2007 classic menu add-ins in his blog

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7 Responses

  1. Mathias says:

    I really enjoyed these random collection of tweets, they captured something real about the Excel life – part excitement to get something cool done, part frustration not to get anything cool done, and random bits here and there… So thank you for the good moments! I will miss those, but I understand where you are coming from because yes, spam has caught up with Twitter big time…

  2. Dan says:

    Sad to hear of the Excel Twitter demise. All I can say is thank you, it was much appreciated.

  3. JP says:

    What a shame that the spammers have hijacked yet another site. The Excel tweets were a nice distraction, they will be missed.

  4. TheQ47 says:

    Oh no! Excel Twitters is something I look forward to every Friday! It can’t be gone, can it? Aw, Man!

  5. Thanks — I’m glad you enjoyed the Excel Twitter posts, and maybe they’ll fix the spam problem in Twitter one day. It’s discouraging to see the same post 50 times, announcing a new video upload, or job posting or money making scheme.

    Anyway, it was a fun year of finding the tweets.

  6. derek says:

    Thanks, it was nice while it lasted.

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