I follow @RubyGems (along with 600 other accounts) so it's just
noise to me. I think the purpose of the account is to be high
volume since it really is a real-time stream.
I'll propose a challenge: Using the gem webhook system, can you
have a twitter account that spits out rubygem updates for every
rubygem that is updated, yet doesn't tweet as often? I'm honestly
not sure how you would do it while still making each gem release
retweetable (the original purpose of having the account)
4 Posted by William Brombal Chinelato on 26 Mar, 2010 11:51 AM
I agree with you Nick. The purpose of the account is to update
the followers about the gems new versions.
My complain is that a tweet for every update seems a little bit
too much. In the end, you don't really read all the updates,
because some gems are not that interesting (and, for some reason,
these are the ones that get most of the updates).
My suggestion would be creating a page in RubyGems where we
could access and see the updates of day X, split in time. For
example, I would access the page "2010-03-26 updates" and I see all
updates for this particular day. I would also have the possibility
to filter the updates by gem, author and time of the day
(considering that the updates are compiled on a time basis).
Finally, the Twitter account would send me this link, along with
the names of the most important gems, according to the number of
donwloads (like in my first example).
This, in my opinion, would make the updates more meaningful and