This post shows how you can let WatchDirectory or WatchFTP post a new twitter message when they detect new files. Excuse me if I get some of the twitter terminology wrong - I grew up when computers were something you see in movies ;-)
This page shows that posting a message to twitter is as simple as
curl -u username:password -d status="your message here" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.json
Let it run the following batch file (may not show correctly in all blog-readers):
@echo off SET CURL=E:\bin\curl-7.19.5\curl.exe SET TWUSER=TheTwitterUser SET TWPASS=TheTwitterPassword rem if we are called by WatchFTP, copy its variables to WD variables rem so this script is compatible with both programs IF "%WF_REASON%" NEQ "" ( SET WD_REASON=%WF_REASON% SET WD_FILE=%WF_FILE% ) GOTO :%WD_REASON% :FILENEW SET MSG="New file: %WD_FILE%" GOTO :SendIt :FILEDEL SET MSG="Deleted file: %WD_FILE%" GOTO :SendIt :FILECHNG SET MSG="Changed file: %WD_FILE%" GOTO :SendIt :FILEREN SET MSG="Renamed file: %WD_OFILE% to %WD_FILE%" GOTO :SendIt :DIRNEW SET MSG="New directory: %WD_FILE%" GOTO :SendIt :DIRDEL SET MSG="Deleted directory: %WD_FILE%" GOTO :SendIt :DIRREN SET MSG="Renamed directory: %WD_OFILE% to %WD_FILE%" GOTO :SendIt :SendIt "%CURL%" -u %TWUSER%:%TWPASS% -d status=%MSG% http://twitter.com/statuses/update.json
Make sure to properly change the first few lines (where did you install curl, what is your twitter userid and password).
A tweet is a short message (I believe limited to about 140 characters). If your directory and filenames are long, you may need to shorten the messages a bit. For example, change %WD_FILE% to %WD_FILE_N% everywhere in the script so it will only tweet the filename (without the directory path).
Twitter also has some other limits you may hit if you call it too often.