Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blogger Tweet Gatherer

Not everyone who follows my blog is into Twitter, where I'm more active on a day-to-day basis that here. So I've been wanting some way of gathering the day's tweets into a single blog post. I found tools to make each tweet into its own blog post, but that's just silly. And I found another tool that almost did what I wanted, except that it made the first tweet the post's title; why would you want that behavior?

So tonight I finally wrote my own tool to do it. It was super easy, because of the Twitter Ruby gem. It handles interacting with the Twitter API, letting me focus on my application-specific logic. Yay libraries!