Have you ever been watching a TV show or movie and have said to yourself, “hey, I know that guy from _____!” But couldn’t think of his name? Well fret no more, with this wonderous project written through the magic of PHP, now you can harness the power of IMDB to find all the actors and actresses who appeared in both of any two movies or TV Shows! It’s easy! Just go to http://mjfagan.x10hosting.com/imdb and get started today!
My project is a yahoo pipes that deletes repeat posts, as determined by whether a feed item links to another feed that was used as input. The feeds default to Engadget, Gizmodo, Joystiq, and Kotaku.
It can be found here (still not finished)
In our class we have used Google Wave as a collaboration tool during lectures. For my final project, I will write a blogpost about our use of Google Wave for the Google Students blog (http://googleforstudents.blogspot.com/) as well as a case study for Google Wave in higher education. I will talk about the benefits of using Google Wave in the classroom to collaborate during lectures and how other students can get started with Google Wave.
These are still works in progress, so I will post a link to these once they are finished.
With the event of the Facebook live feed I was one of the first people to start calling Facebook Twitbook or Twitterbook because it was obvious they copied Twitter. So now that there are two sites doing the exact same thing, why not create a site to consolodate these feeds so you don’t have to visit both? That is what my Twitbook project attempts to do.
With Twitter’s OAuth protocol and Facebook’s remote authentication, the user never gives their account username and password to the application, but yet it is able to get all the user’s information necessary to make the feed.
View it at http://www.jetao.com/twitbook.php
My Pipe asks for 2 sets of user inputs.
In each set, I ask for the state (by its two letter abbreviation) for which you want alerts. I use this to pull data from Weather.gov‘s alerts feed for that state. I ask for the county in which you are interested, and I use this to narrow down the feed to that specific county. Finally, I ask for an address, city, and state in that county, which I add to each alert so that I can plot them on a map.
There are 2 sets of inputs so that you can see alerts for your location as well as the location of a friend or family member.
For my final project I decided to use yahoo pipes to link press releases about companies to their stock price on those days. What it does is take in a stock symbol, searches NASDAQ.com for press releases related to that company, then links it to the publish dates of each article with their stock prices on that day from finance.yahoo.com.
So here’s a link to the pipe:
And here’s what it looks like when it runs successfully: