Twisst 'n' shout http://twisst.nl/blog en ISS gets boost into a higher altitude (and causes some confusion) http://twisst.nl/boost <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Twisst is sending out lots of tweets again! A big thank you to everyone who told me how glad they are to receive the alerts again. </strong></p> <p>Everything down here seems to be working smoothly. The only thing messing things up... is the ISS itself :-)</p></div></div></div> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:25:14 +0000 tjaap 94 at http://twisst.nl Twisst sending tweets again! http://twisst.nl/sending_again <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">Dear Twisst followers,</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;">As you may have noticed, Twisst stopped sending tweets last week. Twitter suspended the accounts I use for sending the ISS alerts and that was it. Thanks to your pleas, Twitter has contacted me and helped me to get back in business again. For now – we'll have to see how it works out.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:03:45 +0000 tjaap 93 at http://twisst.nl Mobile Astronomy Applications Guide for Apple + Android SmartPhones http://twisst.nl/mobile_astronomy <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>This list is a crosspost of an article by Heather Archuletta (<a href="http://twitter.com/pillownaut" target="_blank">@pillownaut</a>). It was first published on her website <a href="http://pillownaut.com" target="_blank">http://pillownaut.com</a>.</em></p> <p>Please find below a list of 140 fully space-related mobile applications for hand-held devices. What started off as a quick search for a few space-related apps, ended up in pretty serious research to get a comprehensive list of all available space-apps in April 2012.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:23:03 +0000 tjaap 87 at http://twisst.nl Status: Twisst is over capacity http://twisst.nl/over_capacity <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Dear followers,</p> <p> Although we're sending over 25,000 alerts daily at the moment, not everyone is getting their ISS alerts. I would like to let you know what's going on.</p> <p>Twisst has been growing steadily. We're now at 44,000 followers. Even astronaut @astro_andre tweeted about us (from within the ISS!), which meant about two thousand new followers in just three hours.</p> <p> </p> <p>To let followers of @twisst know when they can see the ISS fly by, we use a host of Twitter accounts. We need many, because Twitter won't let you send thousands of tweets through one account.</p></div></div></div> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:07:35 +0000 tjaap 85 at http://twisst.nl Unique Twisst sender accounts http://twisst.nl/unique <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p> </p><p>Hi!</p><p>Twisst uses a lot of accounts to send ISS alerts from. The problem is that Twitter sometimes suspends these accounts, because it thinks they are spambots.</p><p>To prevent this, we should make the sender accounts more unique. So instead of naming them all 'Twisst ISS alerts', I decided to name each account after a moon or an artificial moon (a satellite).</p><p>We need about 200 names and bio's. Feel free to help! See what fun fact you can express in just a small sentence. I'm fine with it as long as it's about moons and satellites and not offensive.</p></div></div></div> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 18:25:27 +0000 tjaap 84 at http://twisst.nl Top-20 ISS Twitter accounts http://twisst.nl/top-ISS-accounts <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong>Follow these 20 accounts if</strong><strong> you want to know what is going on in the International Space Station in 2012 and beyond.</strong></p> <p>Experts, space agencies and real astronauts tweet about life onboard ISS, experiments, press events, supply launches, crew changes and orbit corrections. Follow them and you will also see many great photos and videos taken by crew members. A spacetweep must-follow list!</p></div></div></div> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:51:17 +0000 tjaap 83 at http://twisst.nl Top 5 events on board the ISS in 2012 http://twisst.nl/events-on-board-ISS-in-2012 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span>Mark your calendars for these milestone events for the International Space Station in 2012. <br /></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 0cm;"><span></span></p> </div></div></div> Fri, 30 Dec 2011 18:05:06 +0000 tjaap 81 at http://twisst.nl Holiday activity: watching the world from the ISS http://twisst.nl/live-video <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>I am one of those people who like to sit in front of their computers as their favorite way to spend vacations. Well maybe not the entire time, but it's nice to have some time off and work on a favorite hobby project.</p> <p>So today I finally get round to working on an API, bug tracking and maybe some new features. While coding, I have one tab open with the ISS itself. The <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream" target="_blank">live video stream</a> that is; I just saw ISS flying over the Mediterranean!</p></div></div></div> Sun, 25 Dec 2011 14:55:08 +0000 tjaap 80 at http://twisst.nl ISS spotting in Florida http://twisst.nl/florida <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong><img src="/sites/twisst.nl/files/large_iss_gertjanbaarda.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 6px;" width="180" height="180" />Are you in central Florida? Then let's meet up to watch the international space station fly over.</strong><br /><br />A lot of people will be coming to Florida to watch the last shuttle launch (estimated 1 mio people!). I am lucky enough to be there for the #NASATweetup!<br /><br />As the operator of the @twisst Twitter service, I think it would be fun to have an ISS spotting tweetup there, prior to the big event.<br /></p></div></div></div> Mon, 04 Jul 2011 17:03:16 +0000 tjaap 77 at http://twisst.nl Dutch space enthusiasts win ‘Golden Ticket’ for last shuttle launch http://twisst.nl/nasatweetup_sts135 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><!-- @page { margin: 2cm } H1 { margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0.21cm; line-height: 0.55cm; page-break-after: auto } H1.western { font-family: "Liberation Serif", serif; font-size: 13pt } H1.cjk { font-family: "DejaVu Sans"; font-size: 13pt } H1.ctl { font-family: "DejaVu Sans Condensed"; font-size: 13pt } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } A:link { color: #493952 } --></p> <p>- Press Release-</p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:37:29 +0000 tjaap 76 at http://twisst.nl