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[liberationtech] Should we start a new Stanford liberationtech-news list?

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Sun Feb 19 13:28:14 PST 2017


Maybe the list subscribers could chime in on whether they liked the style
of the digest I sent earlier. It comes in html, but I converted to text,
and it seemed to work well. I'll send you a copy, Rick, offline.

Thanks,
Yosem

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Rick Valenzuela <rick at rickv.com> wrote:

> Oh, IFTT could be a good, easy solution too; I haven't looked at IFTTT
> in a long time, but it should be easy to create a recipe for this.
> Are you happy with the output of the IFTT email from the recipe you're
> using?
>
> I would guess that for the mailing list, you might want only the tweet
> text, the specific tweet's URL (the short URL, the full URL and/or the
> display URL) and maybe the URL for the article linked within the tweet.
> That would be easy to isolate from the Python script.
>
> Also, are you looking for HTML to plop into the email, or only plaintext?
>
> Rick
>
>
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 12:57:26PM -0800, Yosem Companys wrote:
>
>> This is great, Rick. Thank you.
>>
>> Last night I found one called "If @user tweets, send me a daily mail" on
>> IFTTT, and that is the one I used today. But if we can do something better
>> than that, by all means!
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Yosem
>>
>> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 12:53 PM, Rick Valenzuela <lists at rickv.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>> What do you want the format to look like? You can pull out the data in
>>> JSON format, but the basic get writes out all the metadata associated
>>> with the tweet.
>>> I cobbled together a Python script here: https://gist.github.com/rveebl
>>> efetzer/0f65c6d9ebcee640f33d18f9585af03f
>>>
>>> (Note that you need to put in your own API/OAuth info)
>>>
>>> Right now it takes the last 10 tweets from the account and puts them
>>> into a text file as JSON. With a little more info, it could be written
>>> to parse that and output the details you need in the format you'd
>>> prefer.
>>> I could put this up in a repo, if others want to tweak and test it.
>>> Time's a little tight for me right now, but I can take a whack at it
>>> here and there.
>>>
>>> Best,
>>> Rick
>>>
>>> --
>>> Rick Valenzuela
>>> Videojournalist
>>> Shanghai, China
>>>
>>> GPG: 0x054124ADD5644029
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 02:40:53PM -0800, Yosem Companys wrote:
>>>
>>> OK, so how about we create a digest of the day's Tweets on
>>>> @Liberationtech
>>>> and send them every morning? Then subscribers will receive one email a
>>>> day
>>>> and decide if any of the tweets are worth discussing.
>>>>
>>>> Does anyone know of a good app that does this? I've found a lot of apps
>>>> online that claim to do so, but the majority are dead.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Yosem
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Feb 5, 2017 at 4:21 PM, Andrés Pacheco <alps6085 at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I'm all for more news, total, aren't we swamped with spam already as it
>>>>
>>>>> is? So libre tech news from the twitter feed would help improve the
>>>>> ratio
>>>>> of spam to good stuff in our inbox.
>>>>>
>>>>> Tagging is for sissies and I assume this list is full of superduper
>>>>> smart
>>>>> techies nerds that don't need no stinking badges to filter classify
>>>>> sort
>>>>> autodeletearchivefile incoming email, oh god how much I miss now emacs
>>>>> mhmail, "la última Coca-Cola del desierto, or isn't it?😈
>>>>>
>>>>> BTW I'm unemployed starting 2 days gym now svdcresfy to join the
>>>>> resistance, drop me a live if you have something anywhere that you
>>>>> might
>>>>> think would interest me in the world of ICT4-dev-social/migrant/youth/
>>>>> anybody's
>>>>> Justice etc
>>>>>
>>>>> Regards | Saludos,
>>>>>
>>>>> Andrés Leopoldo Pacheco Sanfuentes
>>>>> <alps at acm.org>
>>>>>
>>>>> > On Feb 5, 2017, at 2:59 PM, José María Mateos <chema at rinzewind.org>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>> >
>>>>> > On Sun, Feb 05, 2017 at 03:41:18PM +0100, carlo von lynX wrote:
>>>>> >>> - I'd rather have two mailing lists only: one for discussions (all
>>>>> >>> type   of discussions) and one for announcements. If everything
>>>>> goes
>>>>> >>> into the   same list, at least have the announcements clearly
>>>>> tagged
>>>>> >>> so they can   be easily filtered.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Okay, but please start with a clone of the subscriptions
>>>>> >> so we don't have to manually subscribe both to recreate
>>>>> >> the status quo.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> Also, please put an automatic Reply-To: in the announcements
>>>>> >> that leads to the discussion list. I personally would still
>>>>> >> merge both streams into the same folder because I find it
>>>>> >> interesting whenever libtech people have a comment to add to
>>>>> >> a piece of news.
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Agree with this.
>>>>> >
>>>>> >>>   - An e-mail with news every 10 minutes may be too much. Wouldn't
>>>>> >>> it be   better to have a daily news digest of some sort? Then
>>>>> anyone
>>>>> >>> could   start a discussion based on it.
>>>>> >>
>>>>> >> I guess most of us absorb the "news" by just grasping what
>>>>> >> the subject line says, then decide what is worth digging
>>>>> >> into. A digest format would impede that kind of fast absorption.
>>>>> >> Anyone who prefers digests can still choose the digest feature
>>>>> >> of the mailing list software... right?
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Yes, as long as the Twitter news is sent to a list that doesn't
>>>>> include
>>>>> the discussions per se (or are flagged with a [Twitter] tag in the
>>>>> subject
>>>>> line so they can be filtered.)
>>>>> >
>>>>> > Cheers,
>>>>> >
>>>>> > JMM.
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