Yarn for Slack

Drop TV and movie clips into your Slack chats

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Jeremiah BargarHead Worker Ant
Back in my day, you had to leave your chat window, go to a search engine site, futz around with messy links and then *hope* your audience would actually click on a youtube link with no preview. You kids have it so easy, with your `/yarn use the force` and your `/yarn only a flesh wound` and your `/yarn milk was a bad choice`. </old man rant> Comedic reference calls for timely delivery, and Yarn for Slack delivers on this front. Fun stuff!
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Chris Butler
Maker
Founder, Yarn
@bargar Nice picks for Slack searches, btw! Here's the links I got back to them when I tried them in Slack: "Use The Force, Luke" - Star Wars Episode IV https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/794... "It's just a flesh wound" - Monty Python https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/123... "Milk was a bad choice!" - Anchorman https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/20d... We are hoping that Slack whitelists us at some point and lets us play them inline. We are considering doing animated gifs instead of the static versions in the meantime.
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Jeffrey Krause
Maker
founder yarn
@treejanitor @bargar Please also "suggest" to Slack that Yarns should be played inline...oh look, a handy form :) https://getyarn.slack.com/help/r...!
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Chris Butler
Maker
Founder, Yarn
@geofree @bargar I think that link is specific to each team's Slack account... Here's a generic one, but I do believe it requires you log in to your Slack team https://www.slack.com/help/reque...
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Jeffrey Krause
Maker
founder yarn
Amazing and so funny add-on for Slack. Great work!!!!!
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Chris Butler
Maker
Founder, Yarn
@marceloscandolo Thank you Marcelo! We appreciate the kind words.
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Are there any special tricks to help refine the searches at all? It seems to me like there could be lots of “hello" or "that’s crazy!”?
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Chris Butler
Maker
Founder, Yarn
@jms_r41 Hi James... thanks for the question. Well, one little trick that I don't think people know about it is how you can limit the answer of a search by the title of the show. The title normally factors into finding Yarns, but sometimes you really just want to look for a specific movie or series or whatever. if you do: /yarn :'Star Wars' father That would limit the content titles to only _'Star Wars'_ related titles that had _father_ somewhere in the quote. It's a good way to try to narrow down the results some if you are looking for something specific. That colon at the beginning is short for "title:". It does a strong match against the title. We find that some titles are commonly used words, so it helps. Hope that helps. We have more qualifier and magic words coming... Also you can use the existing subcommand /search like this: /yarn /search father This will give you a bunch of URLs to look at before sending one on in Slack.
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@treejanitor Thanks, Chris!
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Jeffrey Krause
Maker
founder yarn
@jms_r41 @treejanitor there may even be some 'easter eggs' in there...I'm sure people will stumble across a few
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mike*2.0doVibe App
This is an amazing addition to slack. Its interesting how you never know what you need until someone creates it, right now I definitely need this.
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Chris Butler
Maker
Founder, Yarn
@kanetmike Thanks for the kind words, Mike. Glad you like it! We're working on adding new features and hopefully Slack will let us play the videos inline at some point.
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mike*2.0doVibe App
@treejanitor if the addition provides value to some of its users which I figure it absolutely does, Slack will most definitely have no chance at saying NO.
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Chris Butler
Maker
Founder, Yarn
@kanetmike That's what we hope. Plus we'll continue to roll out other interesting integrations... _hint_ email similar to slack _/hint_ most likely this week.
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Dmitry Dragilev
Hunter
Founder @ JustReachOut.io
This is an amazing and hilarious timesuck on Slack :) Saw this recently on http://thenextweb.com/apps/2016/... and have been using with our team. It's like using giphy but better since there is sound on these clips and you can search for any quote.
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Chris Butler
Maker
Founder, Yarn
Thank you, Dmitry for finding us! We are around to answer any questions.
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Dmitry Dragilev
Hunter
Founder @ JustReachOut.io
@treejanitor what's are some of the funniest quotes people use in chat so far? we like some of those "yo momma" ones.
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Chris Butler
Maker
Founder, Yarn
@dragilev We've seen a lot of interesting quote usage... Two big categories: funny/witty/snarky replies, or people posting quotes from trending topics on people like David Bowie, Abe Vigoda, Kanye West, Jonas Storm/Frozen Here's a few sample funny ones: - "Are You Not Aware That I Get Farty And Bloated With A Foamy Latte?" - Zoolander - https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/8b8... - Debbie Downer/SNL - a descending trombone sound (wa-wah) with her classic face http://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/... - "The sea was angry that day, my friends" - George from Seinfeld http://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/... - "What are you going to do, bleed on me" - Monty Python http://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip/... - "You're the dirty boo" - Master Of None https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/576... - "Sounds like somebody's got a case of the Mondays" - Office Space https://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip... - "Theses pipes... are clean!" - Cabin Boy https://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip... Honestly, it's hard to come up with a list that sums up how funny they can be, because a lot of really funny things we've seen are way better in context. The witty reply loses some of the humor without knowing what someone said before it. The perfect reply can be _hilarious_. We've seen great stuff coming from slack, whatsapp, reddit, twitter, facebook, fb messenger, kik, voat, pinterest, blogs, forums... pretty much anywhere you can chat or interact socially.
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Dmitry Dragilev
Hunter
Founder @ JustReachOut.io
@treejanitor yea you can't go wrong with monty python and zoolander, haha. these are classics.
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Chris Butler
Maker
Founder, Yarn
@dragilev We have a pretty wide variety of content that our spiders seem to find. I honestly don't even know probably one tenth of what's in there. It's a bit of a cool experience to use your own tool and discover content that you didn't know existed or you hadn't seen for years. Here's an odd experience that's happened for me... 1. I saw a funny Aziz Ansari clip for Master of None... it got me to look for others... Next thing I know I've binged watch the whole season on Netflix. 2. Same thing happened with Veep. Never had seen the show, but had heard of it. The language in the clip - pretty fierce, got me interested enough to look for a few other clips then to buy the show. I don't have HBO even. Now - I'm starting to keep tabs on movies where I've heard the name and they show up in Yarn with interesting dialog... or someone sends me a funny Yarn and I think... "Hmm, maybe I should watch that one it's a classic", or "I had no idea that Gravity Falls was a funny kids' show", etc. Anyway, it's cool to work on a product that actually impacts your own content-discovery experience pretty significantly.
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