Twitter Conversations: More fun with Yahoo Pipes
Lets imagine that you can’t actually do all of this directly in Twitter Search like this:
(Now contrived) How To follows:
I stumbled upon an impromptu (or so they claim) twitter interview between Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) of ABC and Sen. John McCain (@senjohnmccain). Unfortunately, short of following both of them, it was hard to get a gist of the actual conversation – I tried the Conversation view on Twitter Search, and a couple of other services, like Tweader (appears broken) and Quotably (dead).
Twitter Search has an advanced search/allows parameters to specify searching for tweets from one person to another, but that only gives you half a conversation.
And as far as I can tell, Twitter search doesn’t allow multiple from:/to: pairs. Enter Yahoo Pipes’ union module:
This module merges up to five separate sources of items into a single list of items.
Since Twitter Search results can be had in both Atom and RSS flavor, this means we’re good to go:
…and this is where I discovered that you could indeed do duplex conversation searches in twitter search, so the rest of this will be short…
See http://pipes.yahoo.com/austegard/twitterconversations; click View Source or Clone to play with it (requires Yahoo id).
Labels: errors, experiment, mashup, me-me-me, twitter, yahoo
Ah, the days of yore when this stuff wasn't already baked into Twitter. Makes you wonder how it became what it is today.
By Oskar Austegard, at Tuesday, September 10, 2013 8:06:00 PM
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