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Scott O'Raw

Hi Martin,

I've been thinking about your idea for displaying a Crowdstatus page on a screen in your new office. I wondered if you had seen Daniel Dura's Twittercamp (http://www.danieldura.com/code/twittercamp) or had looked at the SWX PHP format (http://swxformat.org/flash/examples/) for Flash as both of these would probably be more suitable for this idea.

I realise that this idea was probably just put together to demonstrate a use for Crowdstatus but just thought I'd add a couple of other approaches to this hypothetical!



P.S. I covered Crowdstatus on my own blog and referenced this post but I wasn't sure if you were pulling in trackbacks or not.


Hi Scott, yes I saw your post. Thanks, I hadn't seen Twittercamp, as you say it might be a better bet. It would be nice to combine that with Tweetclouds, so you get a visual representations of what people are talking about too.

Tony Hirst

So why not just have a tweetroll and then use it to feed whatever services you like. e.g. it took all of, I dunno, 30s to drag your and AJ's feeds into a new opml feed in my grazr sidebar widget, and use that in an opmldashboard display:

(if you want nice css, the opmldashboard is a good reason to learn...)

Grazr are offering some sort of streaming service too, now, with optional filters, though i'm not sure if their widgets are autorefreshing yet?

Grainne Conole

Like it! :-)


Tony Hirst


any chance that iet could get a couple of screens running with something like a customised twittercamp for the curriculum conference?

This might also be something for the berrill - eg to show on the screen in between talks/at the beginning and end of sessions as people stream in and out of the lecture theatre?


Only yesterday was I thinking about these multiple networks you mention. It is true and I was hoping that somthing like this came up. I wanted to have seperate networks for each sub network that I be a part of. I am a student, a supervisor , a lecturer etc and if all my students join my network then I will start to loose somany tweets.

I like the idea and would give it a try.
However, will this mean that I have to check seperate networks ?

As I concluded yesterday that if this is going to be the case then the whole point of the network is defeated. Does this site makes it easy to segregate sub networks and yet assimilate tweets from them in a unique way that is useful? I would prefer it this way.Will find out


Hi Manish, no it's not that sophisticated, it's just taking the twitterers you put in and displaying them, so you'd need to check multiple places. I think there is a level of sophistication to be added on to twitter now that people will start to want.

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