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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.

Fri 28 Jan 2011, 01:50 PM
If you take a close look at the most versions of the Lotusphere 2011 Sessions database, you may notice that a number of small features have been added to allow people at Lotusphere to use Twitter more easily.  For example, if you go to Steve Castledine's person record, you will see the following.  Along with the fact that Steve works for IBM and is a speaker in two sessions and is associated with the XPages Extension Library, you will also notice a Tweet button.

If you click on the Tweet button, you will be presented with a Twitter dialog which looks like the following.  You can then tweet to that person, or add text to the beginning of the message to mention that person.

Similarly, when you are in a session, you will see a Tweet button, along with the handy Check-in with FourSquare button.  If you want to tweet about the session, click the Tweet button.

If you click on this Tweet button, you will be presented with a Twitter dialog which looks like the following.  It specifies the session, the twitter ids of the speakers, and gives you a chance to modify the message.

So, keep in touch with speakers, authors and more using the built in tools.  If you want your own Twitter id added so that people can mention you, just let me know.

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Fri 28 Jan 2011, 09:48 AM
All you smart people out there, I was wondering what best practices people had found for detecting and dealing with mobile phones accessing your websites?  With CGI variables, I can detect the browser. With JavaScript, I can detect the screen resolution or the window.width and act on that.  CGI variables have the advantage of allowing computed subforms, while JavaScript usually means hiding rather than not including, and thus traffic that isn't necessary.  

Any thoughts on what works best in Domino?  I'd prefer to stay away from Java, but am willing to listen to passionate fanboys if that is the best approach.

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