Real quick post here to let you know about the DC Twits Twitter user group. I set this up this weekend (first foray into Twitter API and it wasn’t too hard) for people in the Washington, D.C. metro area who want to subscribe. That doesn’t preclude anyone else from participating – for instance Brian Layman from Ohio and Stuart MacDonanld from Toronto both are in the group (for what reason, I have no idea but glad to ahve them along, nonetheless!).
It’s a simple concept. Follow @dctwits in Twitter and any message you send as a direct message to dctwits (e.g
d dctwits hello world!
) from your Twitter account will be blasted out to everyone else following dctwits.
I’m tweaking things here or there as we go along (for instance, I made links clickable earlier), but it seems to be working. I’m thinking Boston needs a Twit group and I’d be happy to set up another instance for them (or any group – within reason) or anyone. Just give me a shout.
Update: I’ve released the code to the public. It is licensed under the GPLv2 License so feel free to use but keep the attribution notices in place. You must, at this time, have PHP 5.1+ or the PECL Json module loaded in PHP. You can download the code via SVN here: http://metro-twitter-groups.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/
svn co http://metro-twitter-groups.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ twittergroups