I needed a command to automatically tweet about the page i am visiting. This being the emacs environment, i just wrote it in elisp.
The command will check if there's a region selected in the buffer
use-region-p, in which case its contents is used as the tweet
body, falling back to the page's title. The only user-specific bit in
the code below is the name that Bitlbee gives to the buffer of my
(defun jao-w3m-tweet (&optional from to) (interactive (when (use-region-p) (list (region-beginning) (region-end)))) (let ((url (or w3m-current-url (error "No URL to tweet!"))) (txt (if (and from to) (buffer-substring from to) (w3m-current-title)))) (switch-to-buffer "#twitter_jaotwits") (goto-char (point-max)) (insert "'" txt "' -- " url)))
As you see, the command switches to the Bitlbee buffer and writes the contents of the tweet, but falls short of sending it, letting me to review the text before pushing return.