from : Twitter Digest Lives!
Despite Twitter’s best efforts, I’ve managed to bring back Twitter Digest from the bring of destruction to work with the new Twitter API (v1.1). Version 2.8 of the plugin has just been released and should be considered unstable until I’ve had a chance to test it over the a few days. However, considering 2.7 was not working for anyone, we’d be no further behind if a bug in 2.8 prevented tweet digests from being created. Feel free to try it out yourself and let me know if you run into problems.
Unfortunately, Twitter now requires authentication for all API requests. I won’t get into why this is stupid here, but suffice to say the Four Tokens of the Apocalypse are upon us and we’re all worse off for it. You can check out this post to see how you can get your own tokens and, if interested, how I ended up fixing the plugin. Basic instructions are:
- Login in to http://dev.twitter.com/apps
- Create a new Twitter app and generate tokens.
- Enter the token values in the corresponding fields on the Twitter Digest option page
Finally, I’m no expert on Twitter authentication or oAuth, but it seems you only need one set of tokens if you are running multiple website with digesting multiple Twitter feeds, as long as the tokens you use on the plugin are associated with a Twitter account that has access to the Twitter account you want to digest. For example, if you create the authentication tokens for @a and @a follows @b, then based on my cursory testing, it appears you don’t need a Twitter App or authentication tokens associated with @b to digest @b. Just put ‘b’ in ‘Username’ option field on the Twitter Digest option page and it should work. Like I said though, @a has to be following @b.
Let me know if anything fails and thanks for the feedback.
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For a long time, the streets and the social-media platforms are where advocacy lives and breathes. Gone were the old-school ways of sharing the passion face-to-face with another worthy ally or opponent, though now I do enjoy seeing (and reading) advocates pitting themselves against politicians, corporate captains and other advocates sitting on the opposite side. Nowadays Twitter is the radical-age of swift messages and propaganda. It is where a wannabe makes his career in advocacy, plying his wits and cunning against his rivals and foes as skillfully as a raging barbarian armed with a wooden spiked-club.
While his Twitter life depends upon his proficiency with the keyboard or smart phone, the repetition of shared news and views hang in the balance. How will messages such as those incite and provoke the minds of mankind? Even when (IF) society changes its perception of a particular social issue (such as access to clean drinking water or prevention of child abuse, as a human right) who is left on the ground to ensure the delivery of that basic right? People love to talk, gossip and lecture, but where are the grassroot workers for the community? Or are they fossils waiting to be buried.
An advocate’s primary focus is in spreading his views and news via social media to the masses or a group of concerned individuals, as frequently and as accurately as possible. Though this causes many ‘advocates’ to lead sheltered lives in the cities or in the comforts of their living rooms. How many advocates strike out into the real world to find the glory of advocacy and meeting the needs of the common folk in the slums or in the rainforests?
Twitter and other social media is adept at manipulating or bringing about the emotions of others. Why not use such facilities, and as we Malaysians say “turun padang” ~ go down to the field and help someone. Stop talking, start being part of the change from direct action.
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