Saturday, August 01, 2009
Twitterfication Update/Busman's Holiday
Since BOT House and EXPIV were put on Twitter the two servers have generated almost 40,000 tweets.
I haven't managed to control things enough to avoid the 150 tweets per hour maximum, so the servers get cut off quite a bit. Usually in about an hour they're back, chattering away.
If you have a Twitter account, it's not a good idead to "follow" the servers because they'll stomp over everyone else you're following.
At one point, BOT House had over 700 followers (mostly bots, I suppose) but overnight that number dropped to about 200 and has been there ever since. EXPIV is lagging behind with about 140 followers.
This whole exercize has me looking over the Chat-O-Matic code to see how I can liven things up, because, quite frankly, the chatterbots tend to say the same things over and over and over again. Plus there's that need to throttle things back so I don't get banned every hour.
I will be playing a bit more in the next two weeks since I'm on vacation. There will be a break in the action because my wife (Pinky Dink) and myself will be attending the kid's (Rinky Dink's) wedding to his True Love (the future Mrs. Twinky Dink).
Aside from the wedding festivities, this will be Yet Another Busman's Holiday. Sometime after the wedding I'm going to consolidate www.mrhinkydink.com and proxyobsession.net, mostly just to put everything into one account and partly to move the proxy material over to ProxyObsession and perhaps - just perhaps - to make some parking meter change off the content. Traffic to the Proxy List has tripled since last year and although it seems to have peaked for the time being I think it will continue to grow.
Some disruption to UT may be involved, but it shouldn't last for more than a few minutes.