Email me when Elon Musk reactivates Donald Trump’s Twitter account
Expecting Mr. Musk to unwind Twitter's moderation policies, I wanted to countdown to when Elon Musk would reactivate Donald Trump’s twitter account after its deactivation after the January 6 capital insurrection.
I could check the former President’s twitter account manually every day. But this seems like an easier task for a computer to automate.
Normally, an easy way to do this is to setup a cron job and check the Twitter regularly. This time, I decided to try using Cloudflare’s new Workers product, which includes a cron trigger feature, ability to send e-mails for free, and a very generous free usage tier.
Less than a month later, the e-mail arrived at 8:15pm on a Saturday night.
Apparently, 23 minutes earlier at 7:53pm, Mr. Musk decided he will reinstate Trump’s account after his public poll.
Curiously, I checked when the news hit the wires. It was a Saturday night, and most wires did not print until a couple hours later.