Why? I couldn't decide on what Twitter banner to use after cleaning up all my angry political tweets.
I eventually started to look at my generic wallpapers and thought, "Which one of these many landscapes represents me as a person?" All of them, obviously.
It seemed like the only logical solution would be to create a script to cycle backgrounds like you can on your desktop.
Here are the basic instructions, assuming you're on a server of some type with PHP.
git clone https://github.com/mattkenefick/twitter-backgrounds cd twitter-backgrounds composer install # Follow the instructions for ENV variables and crontab
After you're all setup, you should find your Twitter background changing every X often.
Here are some cron examples for you:
# Every five minutes */5 * * * * php /path/to/twitter-backgrounds/index.php # Every thirty minutes */30 * * * * php /path/to/twitter-backgrounds/index.php # Every day at 8am 0 8 * * * php /path/to/twitter-backgrounds/index.php