I'm usually not a big fan of third-party Twitter services that don't use OAuth (as frequent readers of this blog surely know), but I do have a soft spot for weird Yahoo Pipes mash-ups (as long-time readers of this blog might remember), which is why I think that the Magnettweet Pipe is actually pretty cool.

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It does what it says which is tweeting about a magnet link and then using some Tinyurl magic to actually start the download, provided that you have Limewire set as the default program to open magnet links. And it seems to work most of the time ...

So who did this little hack? Well, none other than Jason Herskowitz, Limewire's new Vice President of Product Management. Good to see someone still hands-on involved despite having such a fancy job title.

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