Fine Tastings of the Week v2.0 – this time inspired by twitterrers


I used to do this series called Fine Tastings of the Week – the fine links i came across in my journey across the Internet. Lot of people appreciated that series but i couldn’t keep up with that series due to a variety of reasons, chief among them my laziness 🙂  i did this series because secretly i wanted to be a great link blogger  like Waxy , high hopes i guess.

Recently, many people on twitter tell me that the links i share on twitter are very useful to them. Thanks to all those twitterers who encourage me. I thought wouldn’t be nice if we could extract only those tweets that are containing links and my annotations “~” followed by some keywords like interesting, brilliant etc and create a blog post out of this? This way anyone who is not on twitter and also those that missed the important tweets can read them – a sort of a tweet digest – the Fine Tastings of the Week v2.0.

I called A. Prem (aka scorpfromhell), our very own UberBlogger/Twitterer and within a few hours he created a Yahoo Pipe that will do the same. very cool, right?

Fine Tastings of the Week

The numbered title links to the actual tweet followed by the tweet with the link highlighted.

1.How attention scarcity creates innovation opportunity

RT @kencooperusa: invisible hand of time: How attention scarcity creates innovation opportunity ~ brilliant

2. 8 things I wish I knew in college 8 thing I wish I knew in college ~ vv insightful /via @dorait

3. Was ‘God’s Wife’ Edited Out of the #Bible?”

RT @varnam_blog: “Fertility Goddess Asherah: Was ‘God’s Wife’ Edited Out of the #Bible?” ~ vv interesting

4. phantomjs – headless webkit renderer phantomjs – headless webkit renderer ~ vv cool /via @waxpancake

5. 5 ways enterprise microblogging can make you a better leader

RT @S_Sivakumar: 5 ways enterprise microblogging can make you a better leader ~ (via @ParamShobhit) ~ vv insightful


Hope all of you liked this approach to sharing the fine tastings of the week? Can you please comment and let me know your feedback?


I use a certain ratings scale for my annotations which are explained here.


  1. Quote Does this mean that I can unfollow you in Twitter now? 🙂 But seriously, this is cool. I had forgotten how cool yahoo pipes can he for certain things.

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    Unfollow. Good one :). Thanks. the credit for thinking of yahoo pipes goes to Prem. Cool idea indeed.

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    Prejitha said March 27, 2011, 11:27 pm:

    Cool one Sukumar….i use to search ma twitter home page for your posts…..something new will always be there…and motivating ones

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    Arun (subscribed) said March 27, 2011, 11:54 pm:

    It’s indeed cool – using Yahoo! Pipes. I thought it was long gone!!

    Personally, I wouldn’t be much interested if you are going to trust an automated system to cull out your FTOTW.

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    Thanks Prejitha. Glad you liked it.

    Arun, thanks. Given that I use a consitent annotation scheme there should be no issues. In my preliminary testing it seemed to catch all the important tweets.

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    Good initiative, Sukumar. I favorite some of these links on twitter, but its a pain to wade through all the tweets to find these articles. Now, it is a lot more convenient.

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    Thanks Priya. Glad you found it useful.

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    Ashutosh Didwania said March 28, 2011, 11:14 am:

    Supercool idea Sukumar! Would defintely help followers given the fact that missing tweets is easy.

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    Thanks a lot for giving me the problem Sukumar. 🙂 Glad to be able to use my chops for fun too. 😀

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    Sukumar (subscribed) said March 28, 2011, 3:21 pm:

    Thanks Ashutosh. Glad you liked it.

    Prem, thanks a lot for helping out and for solving this problem so quickly.

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    Sreedhar NK said March 29, 2011, 12:41 am:


    Was God’s wife edited out of the bible – was interesting. Especially the part,
    “Asherah, he says, was an important deity in the Ancient Near East, known for her might and nurturing qualities. She was also known by several other names, including Astarte and Istar. But in English translations Ashereh was translated as “sacred tree.”

    Doesn’t Asherah sound like Easwara and Easwari.

    Another one is the “Sacred Tree” reference.

    Interesting, altogether

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    Sukumar (subscribed) said March 29, 2011, 9:06 am:

    Thanks Sreedhar. It is very interesting from my viewpoint as an IVC researcher. I believe based on my research that in India also the Goddess’ place in the trinity was usurped by other Male Gods. Another indicator of a relatively newer culture/religion subsuming an existing culture/religion. Further, in our case, the sacred tree is Ficus Religiosa. It is the same tree under which the Mother Goddess is still seen even today.

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    Kavitha (subscribed) said March 30, 2011, 5:43 am:

    This is Cool initiative….Thanks for the same.As Priya said wading through the various articles was indeed difficult, particularly for my nature, I stock it all together for reading…..Now you would seem active in this blog site too than earlier !

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    Sukumar (subscribed) said March 30, 2011, 6:27 am:

    Thanks Kavitha. Glad you liked it.

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