Making sockpuppet music by retweeting twitter search terms

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The Anonymous Sockpuppet bot only retweets original posts, does not retweet retweets, and removes your own tweets from the feed before retweeting.

This equivalent of a stick with a fizzing fuse and Acme Dynamite Company written on the side might work better than wearing wet copper armor and holding a lightning rod during a lightning storm.

Search Twitter

Set up a search in twitter for what you wish to retweet (gather information about). Get the FEED for that.

The results look something like http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=your+search+terms.

Yahoo Pipe

Go to http://pipes.yahoo.com/zwadderneel/sockpuppet, and enter your twitter search feed url and twitter username, then run the pipe.

If you are happy with the results, get the yahoo pipe FEED.

Twitterfeed

Go to http://twitterfeed.com/ and set up a new feed:

Enter the RSS of the Yahoo Pipe and test it. It may not parse ok immediately, just keep trying, eventually it will.

Advanced settings: Post Content – Title Only (No link) and GUID

At the bottom of the page, choose step 2 to pick your service on the page that appears:

Authenticate your account and create your service.

Done. Enjoy the results!

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Posted on May 22, 2011, in Users and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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