Hi all,

We launched this one in #WPMBL17. The twitter account is @DYKIndia. Thanks
Sundar for the handle suggestion, this seems short and crisp :)

Twitter :- http://twitter.com/DYKIndia
GDocs Tweet Queue :- http://j.mp/a4ayc3
Repository  :- http://github.com/srikanthlogic/WikipediaDYKTweeter

Both of the code and tweet queue are open, and please feel free to
contribute to them.

We had discussions on topics surrounding this at the meetup and I will
summarize them below.

1. This can be on any subject and can be used by many projects like History,
Medicine, Countries, etc if there are people to manage the tweet queue.
2. It would make more successful if the "manual tweet queue" maintenance
process is done away with and ask WP:DYK to provide short version of hooks
as well going forward. -- Need to go through a proposal i guess. Will be
working on this in sometime after gauging the success of this. But counter
arguments also came for this and sometimes its better if its manual.
3. Similar app can also used to tweet daily DYKs on a hourly basis and can
be face of "Whats new on Wikipedia" in social media.
4. Possibility of exploring usage of this into Indian languages,challanges
like char limit, availability. Need to work on this as well.
5. Possibility of tie-up with mobile operator and making it as a VAS, where
in operator gets money, we get outreach / publicity -- Can be taken as a
chapter outreach activity once that is formed.

Special thanks to twitter mass hero Tinucherian, we already have 88(and
counting) followers and from stats i could see 20 have visited the
article(best thing about bitly). We need to observe how the stats go, whats
the best time to tweet etc.

Code has some TODOs yet to make it more generic and comprehensive which i
would be working on over next weekend.Python folks feel free to review since
its my first python code.

Thanks for your support and expecting few RTs from you ;)

Srikanth L

On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I have created a shared document from where hooks will be read by the
> script. Currently it has 574 hooks, i would relook the scrapper script and
> would keep adding more to the hook preparation area. The spreadsheet is open
> to edit and please feel free to help.
> GDocs Link :- http://j.mp/a4ayc3
> Repository  :- http://github.com/srikanthlogic/WikipediaDYKTweeter
> On Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Srikanth Ramakrishnan <
> rsrikant...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Srik, I thought it was 140? Or are you deducting 20 for the link?
> Yes 20 chars is for link. As you see above j.mp (bit.ly's brother) takes
> 18 chars and add 2 spaces.
> On 7 August 2010 18:53, BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbe...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Excellent idea, Srikanth! Some twitter handles I could think: IndiaFacts,
>> KnowIndia, DYKIndia.
> Thanks for the suggestions.
> Regards,
> Srikanth L
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