Twittov: Nonsense generator
January 30, 2011 8:41 PM   Subscribe

Twittov: Nonsense generator
Twittov generates nonsense from your Twitter history using Markov chains. Note: Your tweets must be public for it to work. I posted this as a python script a year ago, but it's totally rewritten for the new Twitter API and has a Django/jQuery interface.
posted by yaymukund (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I still think this is a cool idea. But unchecking "split words" makes the result much too long- almost like it's doing 140 or whatever words instead of characters?
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:23 PM on January 30, 2011

drjimmy11: Hmm, that does make a lot more sense. Fixed.
posted by yaymukund at 5:49 AM on January 31, 2011

Blargh. Hittings. I couldn't turn torrential. @jonathancoulton if it's great enough it says "HOLD # IN TO WEE DIRECTORY". I fountainers. #PAX Living myself in today. Public/6.0.0/charts/versioned/U1F600.pdf Crap. Code.) Goofing as it's the Lucky Charms ma
Yeah, that about sums up my Twitter stream.
posted by NMcCoy at 7:11 AM on January 31, 2011

Doesn't work in IE8! =D Just sayin'.
Hamletletleter youask yout? Taffy? Toffee? Do pyros. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Also ellipses seem to provoke a death spiral in the model (because they make "." the overwhelmingly most likely next word after "."). You could probably work around that if you cared!
posted by grobstein at 1:45 PM on January 31, 2011 [1 favorite]

. . . And unchecking "split words" now seems to treat whole tweets as "words"? Is that the desired behavior?
posted by grobstein at 1:46 PM on January 31, 2011

grobstein: Oh whoops, there was a javascript issue with IE8 that I didn't catch. It should be working now.

Unchecking "split words" with a high order usually removes much of the randomness. Try it with order "1" and it should produce something less sensible.

As for ellipses, my previous solution was to have a counter to stop the looping after [x] repetitions, so I could do that again.

Thanks! Please don't hesitate to post if you find something else.
posted by yaymukund at 3:13 PM on January 31, 2011

I'm voting for it, since it I've already had it spit out two things that were worth tweeting. :)
posted by kaszeta at 7:39 AM on February 1, 2011

Yay for markov! I was mightily confused until I figured out to uncheck Split Words, yeah.
posted by cortex at 8:52 AM on February 1, 2011

"Generic Dr. Seuss does Twilight gum sparkle in tripped-out music like magic."
This is great!
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 3:46 PM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]

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