[Pdbwiki-devel] PDBWiki can now Tweet...

Dan Bolser dan.bolser at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 14:24:15 EST 2010

On 17 December 2010 18:43, Jose M. Duarte <jose.m.duarte at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nice! Sounds like a great idea. MW's RSS to Twitter should be quite
> straightforward. I think Henning might now something about how to script and
> about RSS to tweet software, since he as expert in random bit tweets ;)

Heh, I never got round to trying to decode his signal (fortunately!)

I've written a script using a Perl Twitter API binding. The only
confusing thing is authentication, which recently changed to a more
complex model. Any 'tweet bot' now needs to register with twitter!

When I'm at work, you can keep track of the music I'm listening to with this:

To turn RSS into tweet, I'm guessing there are tools like this:

but I think we can create something better that's customized for
tracking wiki activity.

All the best,

> Jose
> On 17 December 2010 18:52, Dan Bolser <dan.bolser at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I guess you saw that I created an account on Twitter for PDBWiki... I
>> was thinking that we could pass some of the PDBWiki derived RSS feeds
>> to an online "RSS to Twitter" service (I assume there are some).
>> Thinking about it though, it would be really cool to set up a little
>> 'wiki activity aggregator' that would periodically interrogate a given
>> MediaWiki instance via the API (informed by the history RSS feed), and
>> then send out configurable activity reports in the form of Tweets,
>> RSS, emails, etc...
>> We should apply for a GSoC student to do it ;-)
>> Anyway, in the short term, what would you think about a Tweet for each
>> new user comment?
>> If the server migration works, we could perhaps tweet it?
>> Cheers,
>> Dan.
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