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BMT Twitter

I sent out this email yesterday:


Quoting 
Just a quick note to let you know that I've decided to start actively using Twitter. This means I'll be posting commentary, charts, trading related news, as well as highlighting some posts/content off the forum. I think Twitter is a very useful resource for traders to share ideas with each other, in addition to the forum of course

If you are on Twitter, mention @bigmiketrading with your charts and trades, and I'll be happy to re-tweet them.

You can follow futures.io (formerly BMT) on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=bigmiketrading

I also want to mention that our YouTube channel holds some (but not all) of our Trading Webinars. You can follow us on YouTube here:
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

Reply and let me know what you think.

Thanks,
-- Big Mike

I wanted to follow-up here a bit.

First, in general I strongly dislike Twitter. But the fact is, it is an excellent tool for traders. News is instant on Twitter, and it is easy to aggregate information or filter it for what you are looking for. I am using Twitter as a tool for my trading.

Second, I encourage futures.io (formerly BMT) members to send me their marked up charts and analysis. You can just mention @bigmiketrading and send your charts, and then I will re-tweet them. We'll see how this goes, I am playing it by ear for now. For the best presentation, you will want to use either twitter.com to upload your chart images, or use a Twitter client that automatically uses twitpic.com. With either of these, the images will be automatically embedded on the futures.io (formerly BMT) homepage twitter stream, as well as in most twitter clients. Using services like screencast or etc are not recommended for Twitter.

Third, I've made it easy to embed tweets into posts now. This is very helpful when you want to report news or an event. The format is as follows:

The bbcode is as follows:


[tweet]status-id[/tweet]


Where "status-id" is equal to a Twitter status number, like "256581819154198528".

So:


[tweet]256581819154198528[/tweet]


Will produce:



I've also made it so that it auto-embeds images if they were posted using twitpic. I will see about adding other image services later. The above example shows this.

You can get a Twitter status # by clicking on the time/date link on a tweet, or from your twitter client.

Please report any problems.

Mike

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I use MetroTwit as my client, you can find it here:

MetroTwit - the Windows Twitter client you'll love to use

Here is what it looks like:

Please register on futures.io to view futures trading content such as post attachment(s), image(s), and screenshot(s).


You can create multiple columns to filter on hashtags, lists, or users. It has lots of options and the developer has been responsive to my feedback, which is very important to me.

Another popular client is TweetDeck:

TweetDeck by Twitter

Basically any client is better than using the web version of twitter.com, you should try to avoid that.

With MetroTwit, I can just Ctrl-V paste images from my clipboard and it automatically uploads them to twitpic and embeds. You can also drag files(images) into it for the same effect. But the ability to Ctrl-V is huge for me, because I mark-up in SnagIt then just copy to clipboard and paste into MetroTwit.

You could setup filters on things like $ES_F if you want to focus on ES trades, or #FT71 if you want to see what FuturesTrader71 and his followers are saying.

You can also create your own Twitter lists, and put users into a list so you can easily follow or filter within that list.

Mike

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Minor change so that you can now paste full Twitter status URL's, instead of just the status number itself, and it will figure it out.

Example:


[tweet]http://www.twitter.com/Nationals/status/256937632905428993[/tweet]




Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
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2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
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4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
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Been seeing your increased activity on Twitter Big Mike...I like what I see. Keep up the good work.

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Been seeing your increased activity on Twitter Big Mike...I like what I see. Keep up the good work.

LOL, I'm trying

Hardest thing for me is to tweet in the mornings because that is when I am trading and also when the tweets are flying by like 10 a second.

Please send marked-up charts and analysis to @bigmiketrading and I'll re-tweet.

Mike

Due to time constraints, please do not PM me if your question can be resolved or answered on the forum.

Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
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Problem: BMT home page and twitter

@Big Mike

Hi Mike, so I posted a quick chat about two months ago about the fact that I could not open the futures.io (formerly BMT) homepage using Chrome but all other futures.io (formerly BMT) pages were okay.

You mentioned you had no issues, so I left it at that and have had to put up with not being able to access the homepage using Chrome on my laptop. It is fine if I use IE. It is also fine on the iPhone and iPad. Finally my son can open the homepage fine on his laptop using Chrome.

So that meant the problem is on my laptop and something to do with a conflict with Chrome as I used to be able to access the homepage.

So I tried everything a Google search threw up: uninstalled Chrome and re-installed and created new Chrome profiles, but still the home page would hang and then the Chrome 'Aw Snap' message would appear.

But just the other day I noticed when it would hang that sometimes I would have a little message at the bottom saying 'waiting for platform.twitter.com'.

I then recalled that the problem started about the time you put Twitter on the home page.

So I Googled this message and got this site:

How to fix a browser blocked by “waiting for platform.twitter.com”? Mind of Matt

The solution in here of installing the extension AdBlocker has done the trick. I can now get the home page (but without the Twitter pane).

I have no idea why it just affects my Chrome, but I thought I would post this in case anyone else suffers from this issue going forward.

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im still new to twitter and use it mostly to follow tech/trading stuffs. if you are going to add the img embed for another service the native twitter one would be neato. thanks for this!

dont believe anything you hear and only half of what you see

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@Big Mike

Hi Mike, so I posted a quick chat about two months ago about the fact that I could not open the futures.io (formerly BMT) homepage using Chrome but all other futures.io (formerly BMT) pages were okay.

You mentioned you had no issues, so I left it at that and have had to put up with not being able to access the homepage using Chrome on my laptop. It is fine if I use IE. It is also fine on the iPhone and iPad. Finally my son can open the homepage fine on his laptop using Chrome.

So that meant the problem is on my laptop and something to do with a conflict with Chrome as I used to be able to access the homepage.

So I tried everything a Google search threw up: uninstalled Chrome and re-installed and created new Chrome profiles, but still the home page would hang and then the Chrome 'Aw Snap' message would appear.

But just the other day I noticed when it would hang that sometimes I would have a little message at the bottom saying 'waiting for platform.twitter.com'.

I then recalled that the problem started about the time you put Twitter on the home page.

So I Googled this message and got this site:

How to fix a browser blocked by “waiting for platform.twitter.com”? Mind of Matt

The solution in here of installing the extension AdBlocker has done the trick. I can now get the home page (but without the Twitter pane).

I have no idea why it just affects my Chrome, but I thought I would post this in case anyone else suffers from this issue going forward.

You can do the same with Ghostery. It block the Twitter Timeline and other social things that can slow down the website... You can also edit what to block and what not to block... on futures.io (formerly BMT) for example it block the Polls, too.

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Hi Mike:

Just checking whether the code to share tweets is still:

(open square bracket) tweet (close square bracket) https://twitter.com/BlueCrowTrades/status/423808521331683328 (open square bracket) /tweet (close square bracket)

I get an error message "Error retrieving twitter status, please check input" when I preview the post.

I also tried just with the status number, no luck.

Is there anything I should be doing different?

Thanks!
Joe


Last edited by bluecrow; January 16th, 2014 at 03:16 PM. Reason: Trouble shooting.
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Hi Mike:

Just checking whether the code to share tweets is still:

(open square bracket) tweet (close square bracket) https://twitter.com/BlueCrowTrades/status/423808521331683328 (open square bracket) /tweet (close square bracket)

I get an error message "Error retrieving twitter status, please check input" when I preview the post.

I also tried just with the status number, no luck.

Is there anything I should be doing different?

Thanks!
Joe

It is broken for a few months now, and I don't have time to fix it. Sorry. I will get to it when I can.

Mike

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Need help?
1) Stop changing things. No new indicators, charts, or methods. Be consistent with what is in front of you first.
2) Start a journal and post to it daily with the trades you made to show your strengths and weaknesses.
3) Set goals for yourself to reach daily. Make them about how you trade, not how much money you make.
4) Accept responsibility for your actions. Stop looking elsewhere to explain away poor performance.
5) Where to start as a trader? Watch this webinar and read this thread for hundreds of questions and answers.
6)
Help using the forum? Watch this video to learn general tips on using the site.

If you want
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