News for Goats

I'm building a twitter-bot that will post news for goats.

Primarily by taking existing headlines and replacing one (or more?) nouns with the word goat (or goats, as required).

FTW!

It's more along the lines of an inside joke, but it gives me a reason to code something that is doable.

I'm not sure of the origin of this category, or the site, but here is some goat news: http://www.newser.com/tag/13323/1/goats.html

Also, editing yesterday's scraped-urls got me this goat-specific google-news link:

https://news.google.com/news/section?cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=goat&ict=clu_bl

Wikipedia:Goat

Using images from https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2305/2495028541_0f6808c82b_b.jpg and http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Goat_in_an_Indian_landscape.jpg

examples:

old: Is it illegal to share your Netflix password?
new: Is it illegal to share your goat password?

old: Woman shot in road rage fit recalled as nurturing at Las Vegas vigil
new: Woman shot in goat fit recalled as nurturing at Las Vegas vigil

old: White House: 11.4 million 'and counting' signed up for Obamacare in 2015
new: White goat: 11.4 million 'and counting' signed up for Obamacare in 2015

old: Woodside Petroleum CEO nets $2m pay rise as job cuts planned
new: Woodside Petroleum CEO goat pay rise as job cuts planned

old: Fifty Shades of Grey review: Expecting trash? You might be in for a surprise ...
new: Fifty goat review: Expecting trash? You might be in for a surprise ...

old: Facebook (FB) Stock Up Today After Receiving Patent to Identify 'Influencers'
new: Facebook (FB) goat to Identify 'Influencers'

Bad examples

old: IBM May Finally Draw in Some Traders
new: goat in Some Traders

old: 3 Reasons Microsoft Corporation's Stock Could Fall
new: 3 goat

TODOs

  • DONE: authenticate twitter for posting
  • DONE: heroku
  • DONE: proper configs
  • DONE: more replacements instead of just "goat" (see Wikipedia:Goat)
    • TODO: capitalize these properly (multiple words should all be capped, if req'd)
    • TODO: don't lose surrounding punctuation
  • TODO: sometimes post real goat-news (see above links)
  • TODO: other headline strategies?

wiki embed tweets

Cookbook:EmbedTweet - look into this.