March 11th, 2009
#afterhours and #getoffmylawn inspire TweetScope, dynamic pages from Twitter searches
Reid Beels has transformed Twitter searching into an art form—matching Twitter search results with thoughtful Web design that allows users to easily keep track of certain topics or hashtags in an aesthetically pleasing setting.
But Reid couldn’t keep all this to himself, so now he’s open sourced those files as TweetScope, allowing anyone with a few Ruby chops to pick up the code and begin creating dynamic pages of Twitter search results themselves:
I’ve recently cleaned up and improved the code that powers these sites and am releasing it as an open-source project: TweetScope. It’s all written in Ruby using the Sinatra web framework, both of which make me happy.
Setting up your own site with TweetScope is pretty simple.
I’m looking forward to seeing what kinds of pages you create.
(Hat tip Steven Walling)