Google Reader Notes to TwitterThomas Menguy | March 2, 2009
I’m a heavy Google Reader user, and we use it a lot internally at Open-Plug to share technical articles. I’ve already made a Yahoo Pipes (my Pipes are here) to aggregate the Google reader shared feeds of some of my coworkers into one feed we read each other to not read the same article too often.
Yahoo pipes is sooo great , and twitter seems to take momentum so I’ve decided to build a pipe that would automatically tweets the item I’ve read and on which I’ve put a note, so the work I do reading article is immediately available via twitter.
As always just before doing the work, I’ve Googled a little, and of course someone has made it already Internet is fantastic.
Here is the link: http://mat.su/tweeting-google-reader-notes/ basically:
- A yahoo pipe is filtering the Google shared page (check the original here http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=PJ3jpty83RG9IVzUBR50VA )
- This feed is sent to the twitterfeed service (beware, it used OpenID: as you have a google account, simply select google as an openIdD provider right in the twitterfeed login page, icon on the right were you need to enter the openID…well openID as a usability point of view simply sucks)
- Twitterfeed then posts on Twitter (shortening URL, etc)
My pipe is working, I’m waiting for the first twitterfeed update.
Update: it works like a charm! This is ubber geek, I tweet from Google reader, well back to work!
Update 2: Reworked the pipe, simplifying it, perhaps I should remove the title to leave only the note?