Automatic Twitter update via bash script and cron..
hehe.. tweet..=~ twitter.com
create a shell script (go_tweet) with following content..
msg="$1 as of $date"
curl --basic --user "username:password"
--data-ascii "status=`perl -MURI::Escape -e
Replace the username:password with your tweet account ..
It is recommended to register a new one for this purpose only if security is your major concern.
put somewhere is /usr/local/bin/ or somewhere that you remember..
chmod a+x /usr/local/bin/go_tweet
then.. to update.. just need to run..
/usr/local/bin/go_tweet "your message here.."
for auto update every hour ..
add a line to post uptime output each time..
5 * * * * /usr/local/bin/go_tweet `uptime`
else you can modify it to suit whatever message that you might want to post..
if want to lock twitter to be followed / seen by approved personal only ..
go to home Twitter -> Settings.
tick the Protect update.
and each user that want to follow your update will have to request.. and to be approved you before they can see the update.
p/s : might be useful during content filtering of "Silly Season" soon.. fetching needed RSS / news update only..
my twitter is now feeding live example of weather forecast for every 12 hour.. http://twitter.com/klweather .. any other ideas to be added ?
for this blog feed only is at http://twitter.com/namrannet