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Old 12-04-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default Data "sharing" via social media?

I was wondering if there are any projects out there that "share" digital information using social media? For example, let's take twitter:

Max users you can follow: 1000
Max posts per user: 1000
Max symbols per message: 140
Symbol size: 8-bit? (couldn't find a good answer to character set support, but let's assume 256 chars supported)

So in a single day, you could gather: 8*140*1000*1000 bits of data, or:


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Old 12-04-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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UUencode will do it.
"The open society, the unrestricted access to knowledge, the unplanned and uninhibited association of men for its furtherance? These are what may make a vast, complex, ever-growing, ever-changing, ever more specialized and expert technological world nevertheless a world of human community." - J. Robert Oppenheimer
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