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Tweets in timeline appear "from the future."


Depending on how the timeline refreshes and the difference in local clock time from the Twitter servers, sometimes tweets come in that are listed as "from the future." Screen shot attached.
It would probably be better in these cases to say "just now" or something that doesn't look like there are actually people tweeting in the future.

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Closed Nov 27, 2010 at 12:53 PM by mabster
I'm using my own "ToRelativeTimeString" extension method in v2, so this'll stop happening. I agree it's annoying.


mabster wrote Jul 30, 2010 at 5:06 AM

Yes, I used to see this quite a lot. I ended up checking my PC's local time and it turned out it was out by a few seconds because the ntp sync had stopped working. It's definitely caused by the time being different between the local PC and

The "relative time" string itself is generated in TweetSharp. I could abandon it and write my own, but it didn't seem like a worthwhile exercise given the few times this text appears.

tillig wrote Jul 30, 2010 at 3:40 PM

I filed an issue with TweetSharp to address this:

wrote Nov 27, 2010 at 12:53 PM

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wrote May 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM