Automated Twitter Ride posting

Automated Twitter Ride posting

Postby NoyzSource » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:45 pm

Right now this only works for Twitter.

I've set it up that you can send a message to @beverlypark on twitter about a bike ride and it will get posted on Facebook, Google Buzz, Identi.ca, Twitter, and the left column on the front page on LAMBAonline.org.

Pretty simple.

1) Get a Twitter account.
2) Follow @BeverlyPark
3) Send a message like this:

@beverlypark #bikeride #sugarbottom I'll be there at 5PM. Bring food, I got the grill.

4) See how easy that was?

@beverlypark - this tells twitter that I need to see it.
#bikeride - this is required or my script will ignore your message. I may incorporate #goingriding also
#sugarbottom or #beverly or #thomas or #CVNT - doesn't really matter as long as you can get across where you are going.
A short message at the end that says when, where, or anything else you want to say.

You send message.
My script checks for new messages every 5 minutes and sends me a text message asking for approval.
I send approval and my script (up to 5 minutes later) will send it out to all our social media places.
The round trip will take a minimum of 10 minutes but it could be longer if I don't check my phone or I'm in a meeting or something.

I'm not picky on MTB or road rides either. Whatever ride you want to send.

Once I figure out most of the bugs, I'll be adding a couple of more people that can approve or reject messages. I also plan to add a web based form that you can fill out if you are not on Twitter. I'm not even close to figuring out how that works yet. It may require a login to the forum.
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Re: Automated Twitter Ride posting

Postby NoyzSource » Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:33 pm

My next feat is to somehow get these messages into the forum under Riding so other people that people can just check it while they are normally browsing the forum.
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Re: Automated Twitter Ride posting

Postby musthavemuzk » Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:21 am

ok i see where this is going.
i like mobile information alot

hope this is easy for those like me who can be challenged at times.
i do have FB but no twitter.
i do have a crackberry, and finally on that works. i had a 8330 and well it was ok. i now have a tour 9630 and it is so much better. faster and 3g and more memory so i dont have the sluggishness i had with the curve.

now to make sense and use this stuff you are working on
thanx by the way
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