[UPDATE: Yikes, see comment on this post, the problem with this Twitter channel hack is that I may be creating a feedback loop.
Tweets showing up in search results are automatically being tweeted again as the search result feed is being re-syndicated into a Twitter account using Twitterfeed…this is the intention…but now the same tweets will turn up again and again…oops!!
So maybe we have to be happy with my former post which was re-syndicating the search feed into a blog like SuprGlu, and get notifications by using an RSS to email, IM, SMS service.]
Pick a topic eg. electronica
Create a new Twitter user called “electronica”
This user called “electronica” will have an owner, but the owner will not tweet in this account or follow any users, instead the tweets are automatically populating from a search results feed.
The Terraminds search engine searches the latest Twitter updates
- do a search for the term “electronica” (as this is our topic)
- whenever a user on Twitter uses this word in a tweet it will appear in this search result, therefore it will appear as a tweet in the stream of the Twitter user “electronica”.
To be notified whenever a new tweet appears in the user “electronica” just follow that user.
Now Twitter will let you know when the user “electronica” has a new tweet (behind the scenes this user is not tweeting at all, the tweets are coming from random users on Twitter who have used the word “electronica” in their tweets).
Just say you are notified of a cool tweet that you have seen in the Twitter account “electronica”, and you want to reply to the user who made that tweet (you will find the users name as a prefix to the tweet)
Just simply send a @reply tweet, it will appear in that users private reply stream…you don’t have to follow each other to be able to use the reply feature.
But what if you want this reply to also appear in the Twitter account “electronica” for sakes of a conversation thread…just make sure both words are in the tweet:
eg. electronica @mikes I agree boards of canada get better and better with each new release
This tweet will appear in the Twitter account “electronica”, and it will also appear in the private reply stream of the user “mikes”
- if the user “mikes” follows you, it will also appear in his “With Others” stream.
This will let you send and receive tweets on a topic, and all will be archived at a Twitter user space.
Only issue is that someone has to create the topic account, therefore they are the owner, and can decide to kill the account…but at least you have the Terraminds feed to start again.
Darn it…there is already a user called “electronica”
I suppose it doesn’t matter what my topic user is called…
Here is the user “3lectr0n1ca“, if your tweet contains the term “electronica”, it will appear on this users page…follow that user for updates.
It works, the first tweet has been made by me as the user 3lectr0n1ca…this is an intro tweet, these tweets from the user page are just for announcements.
Not sure if Terraminds is still indexing, as I have made 2 tweets in the last day with the term “electronica” and they are not showing up…anyone know of any Twitter search engines with RSS output.
It seems Webware has hacks using Twitterfeed and a new Twitter user you can follow, the Facebook hack is a treat.