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Getting Twitter and Facebook Analytics

So A few weeks back someone tip me on to Thinkup, http://thinkupapp.com/, An PHP app that lets you get some basic Analytics from your twitter and facebook followers. Also as an upside it provides you a backup of your twitter and facebook feed as it stores it in a local MySQL database. You can view sample of my twitter data here: http://thinkup.zuhaib.me/. Not to useful for me as I am not a crazy twitter but I can see some interesting potential in it.

Also right now I am running it on a EC2 server from Amazon using their new Free Tier, http://aws.amazon.com/free/, so it gives me a chance to test out a few things with that. If you plan to do the same I suggest you check out my forum post about an mysql issue that wil cause performance issue and the fix: http://zuzu.pk/17n I suggest you give it a spin if you have some free webspace.

CNN and other mainstream media need to grow up

So tonight on the IRC Chan #gear a fellow bay area guy asked me had I heard about the news surrounding fleet week. I thought it was the typical SF-Hippies hating Air Shows but it turned out no, it was CNN and other media freaking out about the United plane they had during the airshow and that it looked like it was close to the Golden Gate Bridge. You can see the video yourself at CNN: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/19/nothing-wrong-with-jets-air-show-maneuver-faa-says/ The way they talk about it makes you think its a regular plane flying that low, its only in passing they mention its part of fleet week! United actually has a open house during this week to show off its plane and they have in the past had planes do the same thing, but suddenly everyone is scared of planes so close. Maybe they should not see the following photos I took at fleet week as well IMG_0185 IMG_0175