10 Minute Tweet


Enter a message below and hit submit. It will be posted on Twitter by @10mtweet, and deleted approximately 10 minutes later.

 

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Constraints are friends


What?

This is a service that allows you to send ephemeral, anonymous tweets. You can either use this page, or directly POST a msg= value to https://10mtweet.netmeister.org/post.cgi. The tweet will be posted to @10mtweet and immediately scheduled for deletion 10 minutes later.

Why?

Anonymous speech is important. I'm curious to see if a trivial little service like this can be useful, or how long it takes the trolls to turn this into a regrettable shit-show.

How?

This is, as you can tell, rather, uhm, low-frills. Simple.

There's this HTML page and a perl CGI. The perl CGI frobs the input a bit, then feeds it to my tweet(1) command-line client, upon which it uses at(8) to schedule the tweet deletion.

There's a virtual host on my regular web server with its own certificate (so SNI is required), and a custom log format (IP addresses and client identification is never logged), and that's about it.

You can find the whole thing at https://github.com/jschauma/10mtweet. If you find a problem with anything, please let me know.

What about that one permanent tweet?

@10mtweet has a single permanent tweet. This is to avoid constant notifications of followers that "@10mtweet has tweeted for the first time!"

What if I want to fave^Wlike a tweet?

Sure, no problem. Here you go.


Made by @jschauma. See other Signs of Triviality.