Last night I started playing with the Twitter API and RSS feeds and realized that a lot of tweets in Twitter contain an url. It would be nice if your computer could automatically detect the url and open it in the browser / same window. A sort of personal (bandwidth consuming) slideshow of hyperlinks send by Twitter-buddies. Like the Slashdot-effect without actually clicking a link.
So I started building a Flash application that does just this. We’ll see where it ends and if it will end in anything useful.
I will call it The TwitterTicker
Have fun playing with it and let me know what you think or would like. I will put the source code online soon so you can ‘professionalize’ my hacking.
And if anyone knows how to work around the slow Twitter cache let me know. I found out reading an XML works much faster than using the API.