2009-04-07: Updated query to search.twitter.com so that the result is more like what TwitterFon gives you when you drill down conversations.
I wrote a simple AppleScript to display the conversation history between two people in a tweet in Twitterrific.
I often want to focus on a conversation between two people in my timeline, without the distraction of all the other tweets. This AppleScript makes this as easy as selecting a tweet with an @reply, and running the AppleScript via the AppleScript menu.
All it does is, 1) get the user names of the sender and recipient of the tweet (only of @reply tweets), 2) query search.twitter.com for tweets sent from either of the user names.
tell application "Twitterrific" set thisTweet to selection set thisUser to screen name of thisTweet set thisPost to post of thisTweet end tell set thisOffset to offset of "@" in thisPost if thisOffset is equal to 0 then display alert "No recipient in Tweet" return else set thisOffset to thisOffset + 1 set newUser to "" repeat until character thisOffset of thisPost is equal to " " or character thisOffset of thisPost is equal to ":" set thisCharacter to character thisOffset of thisPost set newUser to newUser & thisCharacter set thisOffset to thisOffset + 1 end repeat open location "http://search.twitter.com/search?q=from%3A" & thisUser & "+to%3A" & newUser & "+OR+from%3A" & newUser & "+to%3A" & thisUser & "&lang=all" end if
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Simple but dead effective. Works great. Thanks.