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Macworld Article Announced: Automating Twitter
Use OS X's Automator to automatically send Twitter status updates

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - May 26th, 2009 - Macworld has published an article written by Ben Waldie, president of Automated Workflows, LLC. The article, titled "Automating Twitter", discusses how to send status updates to Twitter using the "Run Shell Script" Automator action in Mac OS X. A link to the article, as well as dozens of Ben's other articles and tutorials, can be found in the Tips section of the Automated Workflows, LLC website.
Automator, developed by Apple Inc., is designed for all levels of users, from novice to expert. Automator makes performing time consuming and repetitive tasks in Mac OS X a snap! The basic unit for automation in Automator is called an action, and each action is responsible for performing a single specific task. Using Automator's interface, users can link actions together in infinite ways to form a complete workflow that matches their unique needs. Hundreds of actions are included with Automator for performing tasks in Apple applications and the operating system itself. This list can be expanded with actions made available by developers.
Ben Waldie is president of Automated Workflows, LLC, a company offering AppleScript and workflow automation consulting services to Mac-based businesses. For years, Ben has developed professional automated solutions for companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, CNN, Microsoft Corporation, NASA, PC World, and Time Magazine. Ben is the author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide (Peachpit Press) and AppleScripting the Finder. He has also written numerous Automator and AppleScript columns for, Macworld Magazine,, MacTech magazine, and X-ray Magazine, and is the author of an AppleScript training CD (Virtual Training Company). Ben is a frequent presenter at Macworld Conference & Expo and other events, and is president of The Philadelphia Area AppleScript Users Group.
Ben is also the author of the Twitter Automator Action Pack, as well as over 150 other Automator actions for Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, FileMaker Pro, QuarkXPress, Mail, Safari, and more.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

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