Tedx Mumbai was an independently organized TED event that was held in at BlueFrog, Mumbai on 3rd April 2010. Unfortunately for me, the event was held on the day before Easter, and so even applying to attend was out. Around the same time I was dabbling with a Ruby Script to automatically collate tweets matching a few keywords and tags. So I thought, let’s collate all the tweets from the event and then see the event from the eyes of twitter.
Some frantic coding later, my script was live on my server and I was set. Or so I thought.
The very next day, halfway on the way to work I realized that I had forgotten to setup a script to monitor the hashtag for the event. Out came my new Android phone to the rescue!! I managed to access my server, through Net2FTP and then copied the existing script and modified it using a web based editor and set up the script using my control panel, all from the phone. Whew!!
Net result was that I was setup, but about an hour late, so I missed out on a few tweets. I let my scripts run for the entire day as well as the next. What follows is an attempt to make some sense of the many voices out there. I do hope this bit of random craziness, gives you something interesting to read.
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