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Installation note: All of the Twitter API tools are built around a set of common library files that must be downloaded and installed before running the code shown here. To run the scripts shown here, just copy them into the same directory as the common files. You can then run it as a web URL, […]

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Installation note: All of the Twitter API tools are built around a set of common library files that must be downloaded and installed before running the code shown here. Twitter lists are a really underutilized feature, especially now that the limits have been raised to 1,000 lists, each with 5,000 members. I doubt if anyone […]

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The previous post touched on some issues of protected accounts that should be pursued in more detail. Twitter’s rules for developers have two basic principles that apply here: Don’t surprise the user, and Respect user privacy. Both certainly apply to revealing data from a protected account. What becomes clear if you experiment with the code […]

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Installation note: All of the Twitter API tools are built around a set of common library files that must be downloaded and installed before running the code shown here. For my first tool I’m going to keep it simple. This one should demonstrate my goals for these tools. They should be useful, single purpose, simple […]

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The previous post listed the set of common library files needed to use the Twitter API tools. Installing this package to get ready to use the tools is pretty easy: Download the zipped set of files and unzip them on your local machine. Create a web accessible directory on your server. You’ll want this to […]

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The collection of API tools will only need a few library files: db_lib.php, oauth_lib.php, and Matt Harris’ tmhOAuth library. These are all packaged together in a convenient zip file, ready for download. Here’s a summary of what you’ll find inside, and then we’ll look at the library code: cacert.pem – SSL certificate used by tmhOAuth […]

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I already have two sets of open source Twitter API code: the streaming API framework, and my Engagement Programming book. Both of require a fair amount of setup, and the code is very interrelated. This new project will be a set of individual tools that can be run by themselves or called from any application […]

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