Re: [learningfromeachother] Organizing ourselves around Twitter
- 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.comI have been on for a while. I was surprised to find that I have more
> 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.
than 90 followers.
> "minciusodas" is my account in TwitterYes, 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
> and then you have to add your username and password. I do this
> programatically using one of the Twitter API tools
> 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 Kulikauskas
> Minciu Sodas
> +370 699 30003
> Dukiskes, Lithuania
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