So, I’m surfing Twitter this morning and I see this Tweet from my friend Alex in Miami.
Threaded Twitter Conversations? Hey, that sounds cool. I’m going to check it out. ::clicks on link::
Now I’m looking at what Alex made with Yahoo pipes.
Let’s look under the hood to see what’s in there ::Clicks on view source::
Hey, that looks rad, I want one too! ::Clones Pipe::
Searching for the RSS feeds generated by:
1. My Twitter timeline &
2. A search on Terraminds for @andykaufman
to substitute into the Fetch Feed module of my new pipe
Cutting and pasting the RSS feeds into the Fetch Feed modules
Run pipe. Voila… Finished! Now I can check out all my Twitter conversations by going to my new Yahoo Pipe.
What? That was 6 minutes?
No! No, no, not 6! I said 7. Nobody’s comin’ up with 6. Who creates in app in 6 minutes? You won’t even get your feeds goin, not even a trickle out of the pipe.
7’s the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 doors. 7, man, that’s the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin’ on a branch, eatin’ lots of sunflowers on my uncle’s ranch. You know that old children’s tale from the sea. It’s like you’re dreamin’ about Gorgonzola cheese when it’s clearly Brie time, baby.
I add a Sort module and configure it so that the pipe outputs the conversation in reverse chronological order.
… And there you go, My 7 Minute App. It’s Brie time baby!
Thanks to Alex for the inspiration & imdb for helping me nail the movie quote
February 13, 2008 at 8:22 pm
Incredible… the pipes have always scared me, but now I have no excuse.