The only two things Twitter Blue needed to do to sell me on it were:
- Do not show ads.
- Show me an unadulterated tweet timeline from my friends.
Instead, they have some ridiculous add-on features instead. Come on, even Youtube Premium removes ads! It’s sad that the only social network I use with any regularity can’t get its act together.
So here’s a SlideShare/Twitter Mashup (command-line ruby code) that does these things:
- Gets buzzwords from Twitter. It does this by analyzing tweets and getting popular words (filtering out common ones) with the Twitter API.
- Gets the most popular buzz word and searches the SlideShare tag database with it (using the SlideShare API).
- Prints out the buzzword and the slideshows that’s associated with it.
The source code might not be a great example of filtering and getting popular words, but it’s a good demo of how simple the Twitter and SlideShare APIs are (REST yay) and how easy Hpricot makes parsing XML docs.
There’s a zip (with the source code, common_words.txt, twitter_words.txt) here: slideshare_twitter.zip. Enjoy. 🙂