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IRC log for #thinkup, 2012-03-25

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19:29 SkramX any developers around and have a sec to chat? I want to extend ThinkUpApp (and contribute to the project) but have some questions
19:31 TrevorBramble SkramX: Hi, ask away.
19:31 SkramX I've posted in this issue, https://github.com/ginatrapani/ThinkUp/issues/23, as "marks"
19:32 SkramX I want to make it so ThinkUp can do generic Twitter searches for hashtags, geographical areas, etc., etc. But I dont know where to get started because everything seems centered around a specific network user
19:33 TrevorBramble So, yeah. This is probably the most significant, long-running desired feature.
19:33 TrevorBramble And that's exactly why it hasn't been implemented.
19:33 SkramX heh
19:33 SkramX darn.
19:34 SkramX i might just duplicate the twitter plugin and hack away then
19:34 TrevorBramble It's not impossible, just not easy to extend from existing architecture.
19:34 SkramX any other open source tools youd suggest?
19:34 SkramX i figured TU would be a good base to work off of
19:35 TrevorBramble I don't know of any specifically.
19:36 TrevorBramble I would definitely recommend making a go of it with TU if you're inclined.
19:36 SkramX im totally new to the project, that's the problem
19:36 SkramX might just be easier to data mine from elsewhere but ill give it a go
19:37 TrevorBramble Depends on what you want to do with the collected tweets, I suppose.
19:37 SkramX collect for certain keywords in a geographic area and do basic statistical analysis
19:38 SkramX like what's growing in volume, etc. I figure TU is a good base because it, by default, stores info on every single post and poster, right?
19:38 TrevorBramble Branching from the user's timeline and mentions, yeah.
19:40 TrevorBramble I'd suggest making a copy of the Twitter plugin and experimenting with that, as you said.
19:41 SkramX is all that capturing done by this? https://github.com/marks/ThinkUp/blob/master/webapp/plugins/twitter/model/class.TwitterCrawler.php#L132 (Line 132)
19:43 TrevorBramble Looks like it.
19:43 TrevorBramble I haven't been in ThinkUp's guts for a long while.
19:45 SkramX alrighty
19:46 TrevorBramble Feel free to use the developer mailing list to discuss it further. You'll get some guidance and support there that is rarely available here.
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