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#ActualMichael Tanczos

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

This probably is a less hard problem to solve than you might think.. at least for tweets that link to something interesting. First off, that tweet you thought was good contained a url. Second, urls that are noteworthy tend to be retweeted.. to be fair, let's check out the tweet you posted:

http://urls.api.twit...bleProgramming/

{"count":4660,"url":"http:\/\/worrydream.com\/LearnableProgramming\/"}

4,660 tweets for that url.. that's significant. If you were looking for interesting stuff this alone might be enough. A great tool might even go further to analyze the page itself and determine if it was game development related in some way. Come to think of it.. this may be far better for picking interesting stuff than the aggregated RSS feeds we use for the frontpage.

#1Michael Tanczos

Posted 12 October 2012 - 08:14 AM

This probably is a less hard problem to solve than you might think.. First off, that tweet you thought was good contained a url. Second, urls that are noteworthy tend to be retweeted.. to be fair, let's check out the tweet you posted:

http://urls.api.twitter.com/1/urls/count.json?url=http://worrydream.com/LearnableProgramming/

{"count":4660,"url":"http:\/\/worrydream.com\/LearnableProgramming\/"}

4,660 tweets for that url.. that's significant. If you were looking for interesting stuff this alone might be enough. A great tool might even go further to analyze the page itself and determine if it was game development related in some way. Come to think of it.. this may be far better for picking interesting stuff than the aggregated RSS feeds we use for the frontpage.

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