Yesterday I implemented major updates to the My Status application to provide quite a bit more Twitter functionality. The new version should have slightly better performance, now lets you retweet and reply to Twitter messages,  now shows  a dynamic character counter as you type, and more.

Here’s a full list of the enhancements:

  • Moved the Twitter Connect logic out of the main My Status page as this was sometimes causing problems for folks just wanting to view their Facebook status history and not connect to Twitter.
  • Now displays your Facebook and Twitter status and the update status form on every page, not just the home page. This makes it much more convenient for Twitter users.
  • Added Retweet and Reply features to the Twitter pages. You will need to have Javascript turned on in your browser, but its just a few lines of code.
  • Added a dynamic character counter that shows you how long your status message is as you type. It also shows a reminder of Twitter’s 140 character limit (not including a URL) and Facebook’s 255 character limit. This also requires Javascript, but its only 2 lines of code.
  • Added a hidden feature to let you view your Facebook Status starting with the oldest posts first. Just use this URL and you’ll see the oldest status updates that Facebook is still storing on the first page. http://apps.facebook.com/my-status/?sort=oldest. The navigation links now say “Next Page” and “Previous Page” to avoid confusion, depending on your sort order.

I hope you enjoy the enhancements and as always, please let me know if you run into any problems by emailing webmaster at xtremelysocial dot com.