Welcome to the all new Space Tweep Society website. On behalf of the web team, we hope you like the new site, functionality and hopefully find it a little easier to use. Over the past few months, @flyingjenny organized a team surrounding the new site launch. This team will give us greater reach to add new features that you request and keep the site operational. So, if you’ve been here before, here are some of the new items on the site.
Now, instead of having a separate log-in for the website, we’ve integrated Twitter right into the application. Using Twitter’s OAuth, you can now connect your Twitter account and sign in. Don’t worry! We don’t have access to your password, messages, tweets or DM’s – we just authenticate you in and let you post content. It’s that simple!
We’ve decided the swap out our own discussion tool with Disqus, a widely used platform where users can go and comment on postings. This too has Twitter integration meaning you can sign in with your account. Disqus will help us keep the spammers away and provide a much better experience all around.
We decided to drop our own internal solution and partner up with SpaceVidCast, which has a much nicer and larger video collection and solution. For more information, check out http://www.spacevidcast.com/
Now adding photos to the site couldn’t be easier. We’re pulling in images right from our Flickr Group. Join it today and start posting your space related photos. You can check out the current collection at http://www.flickr.com/groups/spacetweepsociety/
We hope you will enjoy the new site as much as we’ve enjoyed building it for you. Should you have any questions / comments / suggestions, head over to the “contact” page and drop us a note. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible (or a little later if there is a launch). Once again, thanks for visiting the Space Tweep Society!