Micropub Tweetstorm Builder

Description

People write tweetstorms because they’re “easier” than whatever their blog setup is. And the constraints of 280 characters at a time makes for both careful sentence construction and flow.

But - then you’ve got this lovely writing that is trapped on Twitter. At best, you come back and copy / paste the tweets back into a blog post.

The idea is a Micropub enabled tweetstorm builder. You log into it with your Twitter account and with Indieauth so that posts end up as one big blog post on your own site, but are sent to Twitter as a tweetstorm / collection.

User Impact

Who would want to use this and why?

Anyone that wants to compose tweetstorms in a richer environment while also having it post to their own site.

Features

PWA

Twitter login

Create a Twitter collection — I actually don’t know what all the features of collections are. Tweetbot supports this.

IndieAuth / Micropub support

Choose timing of tweets — all at once or pace them out by X minutes

I recently found out about typefully.app which is a nifty tweet thread editor by the makers of Mailbrew. I’ve found myself looking for one of these on many occasions, and I guess Typefully shows there’s enough demand for it.

I love the idea of having an interface that can both post to twitter and to a person’s own destinations (including IPFS) as a step towards competitive compatibility/adversarial interoperability/permissionless something.

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hello @agentofuser thank you for the heads up about typefully.app

having an interface that can post both to twitter and to own destination

With IndieHub powered by Fission I look to the future where people can bring their own favourite editors to their own(ed) data and bring capabilities to their creations to publish to any channel

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Boris, I love this idea of this and how it could work.

If you haven’t come across it, ThreadReaderApp does something similar to this but in a reverse syndication instead of the method you’re describing. It allows one to publish a thread on Twitter and then use ThreadReaderApp to roll the thread up and post a copy of it to one’s website that supports Micropub. I’ve written a bit about how it works here: boffosocko.com/2020/05/28/threadreaderapp-micropub-to-blog/

I’d love to see something more like what you’re describing.

Another interesting option for this that has a lot of the functionality you’re looking for is Kevin Marks’ Noter Live. I know he’s considered adding Micropub functionality to it. I suspect he’d be very open to anyone who’d like to add that or other refinements via pull request to GitHub - kevinmarks/noterlive: A tool for indieweb live noting (aka live tweeting/live blogging).. It does post live threads to twitter and currently gives the output as raw HTML that one could cut/paste into their site.

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Thanks for adding all those references @chrisaldrich.

I did see the ThreadReader stuff, but that just adds a third party dependency.

Some of Kevin’s stuff might be adaptable. Looks like it needs a Heroku server at the moment.

Our goal here is to build apps “Fission style” – serverless, with data owned by users. Hence, the forum here with lots of ideas and gathering people that might like to work on it or support it.

Feel free to post ideas for other apps that you’d like to see, or flesh out existing ideas like you’ve done with these links!

@boris I’m sure you meant to say hostless, no backend, no server, WebNative

Thanks @chrisaldrich for alerting me to “Note Taker live”. It is eminently “Fissionable” Hypothesis annotation for github.com
Can be a useful yet simple experiment for TrailHub to PlugOut to pushing stuff to Twitter while turning Note Taker Lite WebNative with Fission in the process.

Welcome too, to the hostless, no backend, No server, WebNative future that is emerging here.

I rely on Fission to allow us to forge the future of Indie Web as IndieWeb 3.0, IndieWeb that is (decentralized) and WebNative powered by Fission’s Constellations for Commons Based peer production of user First data and born interoperable Apps.

Currently I am piloting IndieHub powered by @TrailHub1
supporting meta-design conversations between edge-users and Indie edge-developers with the aim of forging the IndieVerse of Commons Based peer production of Inter (Planetary/Personal) Lively HyperMedia.

I like to do “icon driven development”. @boris said something like that in one of the calls. I may have remembered it in my own words?

So this morning I created an image intended to derive an icon to drive development.

I am faking it till I make it. Create a visual that conveys a hazy impression towards the vision for IndiHub where users act as their own hubs in their own interest based social networks of networked conversations that are continuous without being synchronous, yet contiguous with the participants own Networked Thoughts as long as their favorite Networked Tool for Thought can support data exchange with TrailHub. Working on figuring out how that can be done in the simplest way.

image
This is using Polar Inversion of a single HyperMap to give the illusion of overlapping individual Personal HyperMaps in a snapshot of collaboration as their own IndieHubs
And here is one for the IndiVerse?
suggesting how “improvement communities” are travelling through Concept Space

where two-way links between communities act as “portals” or “stargates”