[BangPypers] Fwd: [PyCon-Organizers] PyCon Twitter Bot

Vivek Khurana hiddenharmony at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 14:25:47 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Anand Balachandran
Pillai<abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Noufal,
>        The main use of the bot for a conference is for sending updates
> via twitter. The way it works is as follows.
> 1. A twitter bot account for the conference is created on twitter.
> For our conference it could be "inpycon" for example.
> 2. An admin befriends the bot.
> 3. For broadcasting (tweeting) a message, the admin sends a command
> to the twitter bot with the message to be tweeted and the bot "tweets" it.
> 4. Everyone "following" the bot gets the update.
> 5. We can also publish the update on the website in this case,
> the in-pycon website.
> These are "push" bots.
> The bot will be running on a server, in this case it should ideally run
> on the inpycon server.

 Your idea is fantastic but I cant understand how difficult it is to
go to twitter.com and post the message ? At last we will be posting
max two messages a day ? So for a simple two message why run such a
big setup...


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