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Rollover Tweets!

Twitter restricts you to 140 characters per tweet. But what if you don't use all of the 140 per tweet? What happens to all the leftover characters?

Inspired by AT&T's Rollover® Minutes, I whipped up a quick javascript widget that calculates your monthly Rollover® Tweets -- How many tweets you could write by using up the leftover characters from previous twitter messages? Simply enter your Twitter username and hit "Calculate", and you'll have an answer in a few minutes! (This is how it looks like for me.)



Developer Notes:
0. Twitter is a little flaky about reporting data, and I'm not doing a lot of exception handling; so if the script doesn't work, refresh/rerun! :P
1. What you see here is pure Crossdomain Javascript using JSONP -- there is no backend.
2. I only look at the latest 1000 tweets.
3. Formula: Sigma ( Floor(Leftover characters per month / 140) ) over the latest 1000 tweets.



Fine print: Rollover® is a trademark of AT&T. AT&T's lawyers are cute and look like teddy bears.
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