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Re: [learningfromeachother] Organizing ourselves around Twitter

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  • Edward Cherlin
    ... I have been on for a while. I was surprised to find that I have more than 90 followers. ... Yes, I have been following you. ... -- Silent Thunder
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 21, 2009
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      On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Andrius Kulikauskas<ms@...> wrote:
      > Today I spent a few hours working with Twitter http://www.twitter.com
      > Twitter has become very popular as a way of briefly (in 140 characters
      > or less) alerting others to what you're up to.  That's much how we use
      > our chat room and is also a good approach for a lightweight project
      > management system.

      I have been on for a while. I was surprised to find that I have more
      than 90 followers.

      > "minciusodas" is my account in Twitter
      > http://twitter.com/minciusodas

      Yes, I have been following you.

      > and I'm using that to follow our participants and I'll also use it (with
      > our help) to send summary messages about our activities.  Ask me and
      > minciusodas will follow you as you tweet! and include you in our stream.
      >
      > I've taken the first step which is to show our "tweets" at http://www.ms.lt
      > Technically, Twitter makes them available programatically through
      > http://twitter.com/statuses/friends_timeline.rss
      > and then you have to add your username and password.  I do this
      > programatically using one of the Twitter API tools
      > http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Libraries
      > namely Arc90_Service_Twitter.  Our server calls it every 5 minutes and
      > stores an RSS file.  Then the program Carp which we use to cache RSS
      > streams reads it and deposits in our MySQL database.  Then we can do all
      > kinds of things with it! such as show it at our home page.
      >
      > Next steps will include
      > * sprucing up the output
      > * making it easy to add tweets from our various websites, such as our
      > chat room
      > * showing incoming tweets at our chat room
      >
      > The main idea is to learn how to use the tweets as a way to summarize
      > what's happening, the activity taking place at our lab, including
      > comments that people leave with requests, categorizing them and
      > responding to them.  The result should be a light weight project
      > management system.
      >
      > We can make use of our websites short url  ms.lt with short links such
      > as http://ms.lt/128  that we can generate and include.
      >
      > I will redo our main page http://www.ms.lt   I'm thinking of showing
      > different "speeds" including hour-by-hour, week-by-week and year-by-year.
      >
      > I appreciate our thoughts on how we might work well together.
      >
      > Andrius
      >
      > Andrius Kulikauskas
      > Minciu Sodas
      > http://www.ms.lt
      > ms@...
      > +370 699 30003
      > Dukiskes, Lithuania
      >
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