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Voicemail2twitter

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Ruby script that posts voicemail to your twitter account.

Ruby script that posts voicemail to your twitter account.

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  • 1. Voicemail2twitter 206-203-4184
  • 2. twitter.com/barcampdcaudio Voicemail gets emailed to a script, converted to mp3, and posted to a twitter account.
  • 3. What you need
    • Free k7.net voicemail to email account
    • Linux webserver
    • Ruby script: voicemail2twitter.rb
    • Postfix (sendmail, etc could work as well)
    • Free Twitter account
  • 4.  
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  • 7. voicemail2twitter.rb
    • #! /usr/bin/env ruby
    • require 'rubygems'
    • require_gem 'actionmailer'
    • require 'twitter‘
    • 43 lines of code with plenty of whitespace…
    • I’ll post the rest on blog.slapcast.com later this weekend!
  • 8. .forward file in user’s home
    • cd ~
    • vi .forward
    • |~/voicemail2twitter.rb
  • 9. Inspiration
    • Slapcast.com – for a few years now providing voicemail bridge to wordpress, typepad, blogger, etc.
    • Dave Winer’s twittergram.com service
    • Slapcast.com code was written in perl but I’ve been doing more and more in ruby lately.