twitterwall

Display topic-related tweets in realtime. Using node.js, socket.io & jQuery.

npm install twitterwall
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Twitterwall

This is a very basic twitterwall. The project takes use of the Twitter Streaming API to show new tweets in soft realtime.

A public instance is available via http://twitterwall.creal.de.

ToDo

  • enable different filtering options (follow users, locations)
  • show images from tweets. Idea: do this by showing the tweet twice as long and alternating between text and image.

Installation

First you should get credentials for accessing the Twitter API. Those can be obtained via dev.twitter.com after setting up a new app.

The npm (stable) way:

npm install twitterwall
cd node_modules/twitterwall/

# create a file for twitter auth details
cat > config.js
exports.consumer_key = 'key';
exports.consumer_secret = 'secret';
exports.access_token_key = 'key';
exports.access_token_secret = 'secret';
^C

cd lib/ntwitter/
npm install
cd ../../

# does your webserver support websockets? if not:
# export NO_WS_SUPPORT=1

node server.js

Installing the development version:

git clone https://github.com/cmichi/twitterwall.git
cd twitterwall/

# create a file for twitter auth details
cat > config.js
exports.consumer_key = 'key';
exports.consumer_secret = 'secret';
exports.access_token_key = 'key';
exports.access_token_secret = 'secret';
^C

# install the necessary dependencies from the package.json
npm install    

cd lib/ntwitter/
npm install
cd ../../

# does your webserver support websockets? if not:
# export NO_WS_SUPPORT=1

node server.js

Then open http://localhost:3000/. To stream a specific keyword use http://localhost:3000/?term=keyword.

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License

Copyright (c) 2013

    Michael Mueller <http://micha.elmueller.net/>

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