I think it is one of the few good applications of twitter and I decided to hack something together to display this information in a little bit nicer way.
I created a site at sets.krass.com which gets the tweets from twitter and generates a list of DJ sets and a top10. As Hawtin is the only DJ I know who uses this application the overall top10 is not much use, but it shows the potential.
This is my first project using symfony and I was surprised how good it worked for this task and how easy it is to get started.
If you have problems accessing the site, come back a bit later, there seems to be a problem with one of my secondary DNS servers.
Some thing I have planned for the future:
- add links from the tracks to krass.com, discogs and co. It is a bit difficult, because artist names are not always present or correct
- add more DJs, if you know of someone also using this kind of tweets give me a shout
- make the combining of tracks into sets better (at the moment I just use the day) and allow more sensible names for these
- pages with tracks listed by artists and links to the artist pages