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An implementation for Tweak-the-Tweet style emergency-response twitter syntaxes
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Follow that Bird

An implementation for Tweak-the-Tweet style emergency-response syntaxes.

The goal of this project is to search Twitter for tweets matching admin-definable syntaxes, extract defined structure from those tweets, and publish/share that structure as quickly as possible.

The goal is for this project to be a central repository for formatted tweets. We need to bear in mind extensibility and ease of building plug-in modules in the design and development of this app.

Basic stuff

Currently:

  • The model layer is somewhat developed.
  • Polling twitter search for tweets matching hashtags (script/runner Tweet.poll_indefinitely) exists.

Not yet:

  • Views for adding syntaxes.
  • Extracting hashtags from syntaxes on a Syntax lifecycle callback (before_save, likely). The tricky bit here will be removing hashtags before or after destroy but only if they aren’t used by any other syntaxes.
  • Associate tweets that match (Syntax#match) a syntax with the matching syntax.
  • Extract the hash data returned by Syntax#match(tweet.text) and associate it with both the tweet and the syntax.

Larger To Dos

Please see the issues page for outstanding to-do items.

How to help

Please:

  • fork
  • create topic branches
  • send pull requests
  • test your code

License

This code is released under the MIT license.

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