Its pretty easy to build a widget, from fetching the results, parsing them,
and presenting them, twitter makes it easy to do.

With all that extra time, your developers should be able to find global stop
lists of words that prevent displays of harassing/vulgar/racist language and
continue to add rules as you go to create a content stream that works for
your company.

Don't get me wrong, Ken's points are very valid, however, I personally feel
if you have a company people talk about, show other people this content. 1
page of perfectly written marketing isn't going to reach me as much as 10
tweets saying, I really really love this product. (imo)


On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 7:14 PM, Ken Dobruskin <> wrote:

>  Hi,
> I don't know anything about Wordpress or plugins, but is there any
> moderation workflow built into these widgets? I just had to cringe at the
> silly results produced by the indiscriminate use of a twitter search feed by
> one colleague from a highly respectable international organisation. It's not
> a matter of censoring negative remarks about your brand - evidently you are
> prepared for that. But what happens when someone says something really,
> really dumb, vulgar or racist involving your searchterm? Can you handle all
> the world's languages? It could be a fun opportunity for spammers or
> competitors! Even assuming that your brandname is universally unambiguous
> and could only ever refer to your business, you may be in for a case of
> 'irrelevant automated content syndrome'.
> Have fun!
> Ken
> > Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 01:31:49 -0800
> > Subject: [twitter-dev] How to monitor our brand by Streaming API
> > From:
> > To:
> >
> > Dear Developers,
> >
> > We would like to monitor what have been tweeted about our brand and we
> > would like to publish this up to minute
> >
> > tweets on our wp based blog
> >
> > What should be the best WP-Plugin coded by Twitter Search Streaming
> > API ?
> >
> > Thank you for your help,
> >
> > Best Regards,
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