This week’s Monday Mumble has been kind of stuck due to a technical problem.
The Idea: I have set up a MumbaiTraffic twitter channel to which people send in updates based on their traffic experiences. For example, if you are driving to town and notice a large procession at Mahim Junction – you could leave a message saying "Avoid Mahim Junction, take back road to Bandra". To start with you will have to send in all messages to the channel by putting a "@mumbaitraffic" in your messages.
The Problem: Currently, I haven’t figured out on how all messages which are going to be "@replies" for MumbaiTraffic can be displayed to all other users and get re-tweeted to followers.
My Attempt: I tried taking the RSS feed of the Replies and passing it through the Yahoo! pipes – Twitter Reply sniffer but the date/time format don’t seem to match and the process fails when I pass the RSS from the Yahoo! pipes through twitterfeed.com
Other Suggestions: Another recommendation was to set-up a bot and run it from a server, but I can’t do that currently due to limited bandwidth. So if you have a server where this can be set-up would be happy to get some help.
If you have any other ideas, please do let me have your thoughts in the comments and I’ll be sure to give you a credit when this gets active.