Thursday, June 21, 2007

twitter + plazes = ??


i have been trying to mash up my main two social network tools twitter and plazes so that it isn't a chore to keep current with both. i found several solutions including a php script that parses the rss feed which i installed on my web server. this solution was exhibiting a bug which i still don't understand so it would post a tweet of 'Error' everytime i ran the script.

i looked for other rss into twitter solutions and came across two from the freakitude blog. the article mentions rss2twitter.com and twitterfeed.com. both services are offered free of charge to the community (yay!!). i had trouble parsing the plazes atom feed through rss2twitter.com but twitterfeed.com's product worked great.

i am going to continue to work on a stand-on-my-own/custom solution because both services only update every thirty minutes and i am not thrilled about the amount of titling that twitterfeed.com is placing in the tweets.

if the plazes api gets released soon i can look for solutions in the other direction twitter into plazes. if i can make this happen, maybe the cutesy web name should be called twazes (wonder what we get when we crossbreed this with flickr? twazkr of course).

a bonus is i was inspired to add the 'what am i up to' feed from both of my services to the side bar for the kN blog.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post a Comment