Ok well, I have made a changes to the system. Now it will no longer show usernames in a cloud, just your top words. But on the cloud page it will show the top 10 people you mentioned/re-blogged within the time-span you have chosen (if you re-blogged any).
So if you were one of those users that is a re-blogging fanatic, and all your words were usernames. I would urge you to try it again.
As for the additional features I blogged about before, hold tight :)
I have a question! I tried logging into Tumblr Cloud, but when I allowed it access to my account, it wouldn't give me an option to select my main account and only showed the additional tumblelogs I have attached to my account. What's up with that? :/
Not sure why Tumblr has to make my life so hard by not providing TumblelogID’s…
I have fixed this issue now, anyone that also had such an issue should be fine now.
OK, well I have been banging my head against to wall to actually come up with something useful other than just fun for Tumblr Cloud.
What do you guys think about some sort of weekly service that would:
+ shows how many followers you have gained or lost for that week (against your avg)
+ how many times you posted that week (compared against to your average)
+ a break down of the top ten words you talked about
+ a comparison against the top 10 words you talked about the previous week
+ a break down of the top X people you reblogged/mentioned
+ a comparison against the top X people you reblogged/mentioned the previous week
+ blog suggestions based on your trends
What do you guys think, would you opt-in to such a service?
why wouldn't you just reblog my tumblr cloud? I don't get why you went through the trouble of saving it and then making a new post?
This was on my list to fix today. This is actually possible now because in order to submit to the system you need to have the system post it. (when I was re-doing the service this wasn’t the original direction i was going)
you ever thought about re doing the tumblr stalkr thing on here?Like create your own version of it
I would but It requires page-scraping, which is against tumblr’s TOS. They have yet to release an API method that allows me to figure out who you’re following and who is following you. (plus its extremely inefficient, if you have 1000+ followers).
At this moment if I were to create such a service it would have to be a “Pay Service” if you have over X amount of followers. As it would have to check every 24 hours. So if I have 1000 users using it and they average at 100 friends that’s 2500 page requests a day. Then if you factor in the chance of someone that has 20,000 followers… just for that user the system would be doing 500 extra a day. The reason why the creator can provide such a service is because 100,000 users are not using it, also tumblr would simply IP ban the owner if they grow too fast. It’s not fun making a service when success is your enemy.
But once they release an API method to return following/followers then I could easily create such a service, as well as a few other fun services :). Right now the cost/benefit/risk ratio is simply too low.
What did you study in school? Did you previously have experience with computer languages before attending college?
Yes, I have been playing with programming since I was 15. I have only physically attended one college class, but I have taken about 8 online courses. I’m not taking college classes for a major right now, just for fun :).
Well it seems that Tumblr made some changes to their API.
When you send an authentication request to Tumblr and it’s successful it will return back with XML that contains the users info. But when it fails it returns back text. This bugged me when I first ran into it about 7 months ago… At that time the string they were returning was ‘Authentication failed.’, so I ended up just doing a string comparison at first. This bit me in my ass 7 months later, they decided to change the string to ‘Invalid credentials.’…
I’m not trying to tell anyone how to manage an API but you should not switch back and fourth between return types. If you want to serve text, then make the whole damn thing text-based. If you go XML, then make it all XML. And for fuck sake, please return error codes.
Also It would be wonderful if user accounts had some sort of identification… Right now there is no way to strictly keep track of an account. Everything is variable to change. You can change your email, and username… Now I know you guys have userids somewhere, please expose them through the API.