Piping scheduled strings through to twitter
July 7, 2012 3:33 PM Subscribe
Trying to pipe individual lines from a big text file through to twitter, at scheduled times.
posted by roobot to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've got a big text file of lines I've taken from old digitised newspapers, which I've started tweeting. I'd really like to automate the process. How can I take this file, set half a dozen times for daily posting, and leave it to its business?
(Free!) existing tools would be awesome, as I'm no programmer, but I could probably edit an existing script if need be.
A few things:
- I'd really like it to delete the lines as it goes, or otherwise mark something as done, so I know where I'm up to.
- I have several entries that are too long for a single tweet, so I've marked them as  and  - can I make them go out together instead of waiting for the next scheduled tweet?
- I'm still adding to the file, so I need to make sure it won't break if I edit it.
On a Mac with Lion, in case there's anything built in I can use.