Rounders Group Twitter ExplainedWe created Rounders "Group Tweets" which provides a way to send a message to all signed-up Rounders with just one tweet.
The way it works is we tweet a "Direct Message" to Worm and he relays our message to all of his Rounders Twitter followers!
Sign-up if you're going
to the World Series Of Poker and may want to hook-up with others.
The concept is, while members are scattered in various casinos in Las Vegas we can still coordinate, schedule, announce our arrival or movements, hook-up, make dining plans, ask who's still up at 4am, or just update the crew on tournament updates with just one single broadcast (tweet) that reaches everyone's phones.
Those back in L.A.
are welcome to join this Twitter group but keep in mind these Group Tweets go to "everyone". The first time we used this some were a bit confused and tried to "chat" with us in Vegas from L.A. using this Group Tweet, do not use this for facebook-like posts
, use our facebook site instead.
Also, if you have your tweets automatically posted to facebook these "Direct message" tweets will not go to facebook. This is because Twitter treats Direct messages as private
Click the image (above) to create a Twitter account. Do not use some weird or unknown nickname because members will have NO idea who you are which kinda defeats the purpose, right? So don't use some weird name nobody knows.
To get started:
- Create a Twitter account
- Add your mobile# (if you want use your phone, you can remove it anytime later) Go to: Settings/Mobile
- Search for: @ropoke (our group Twitter is linked to Worm Murphy's Twitter account)
- Submit a Follow Request to Worm Murphy and later YOU must grant Worm's request to Follow you. (establishes 2-way sending)
- Download the Twitter App to your smartphone (or you can use your phones normal texting app)
When your Follow request is granted you will be able to see our Group Tweets. To send Group Tweets you must grant Worm's request to Follow you.
If you have problems and cannot locate me (or I might be in a hand) contact any of Worm's followers for help.
For those who have already used this function before, there is nothing to change, your current Twitter setup will work (make sure you didn't delete your phone number last year in your Twitter settings). To send a group tweet (functions if Worm is following you) type: D @ropoke your message
As you can see there are three elements to send: 1=D (Direct message), 2=@ropoke (Worm Murphy's Twitter account), 3=your text message.
You can use your regular text messaging app that came with your phone by sending to text recipient "40404" then type the above line in the message area. If you're using the downloaded Twitter app you don't need to "Text To:" 40404, it's really easier if you just download the Twitter app.
Also, this feature is not just for opening week of the WSOP, but can be used for any event or any group road trip.
When you come back from Vegas (or road trip/event) and want to stop receiving tweets on your phone, simply login to your Twitter account and stop Following Worm Murphy or remove your Mobile number in Settings/Mobile.
Hope this explanation helps. We want your messages and welcome your woots from L.A. just wanted everyone to understand how this should work
And those of you in Vegas, try not to "group tweet" us every five minutes or we'll have to block you
Questions? Post them here: Rounders WSOP Discussion thread
Have fun and good luck to those going to Vegas during the WSOP,Scotty Wayne