UPDATE May 18 2009: fixed some bugs, removed Twitter API rate limit issues, and simplified usage to one simple HTML file
I put together a little hack that shows the tweets you’re no longer getting.
Basically, it produces output like the following, showing the @reply tweets you didn’t see in your Twitter stream becaue you don’t follow the person the message is directed to. In my case, it showed me 63 interesting tweets tonight. The output is something like this:
Each entry is shown with a link to the original Tweet on Twitter so you can click to get the full details of the tweet.
How to use it
It is all in one HTML file: whatumissed.html.
You can copy and paste the above into a local file on your computer and open in your browser, or simply execute the version at mrblog.org directly (and “View Source” to see how it works):
- It should be pretty easy to turn off the diagnostic data if you like by using
visibility: hiddenfor the “statusmsg” div in the html/script.
- There is no little CSS or other styling here – if you hack the code with cool CSS styling, please post back to me so others can benefit too.
- If you make other hacks to this code, or have other suggestions for me, please let me know.