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noauth-twitterfeed

noauth-twitterfeed

get a JSON array of a Twitter user's latest tweets -- no Twitter API required!

background

Inspired by Latest tweets by noffle.

This was written to be used in the browser, which is why it embeds a CORS proxy url so you can use it without any configuration in the browser using e.g. browserify.

usage

var twitterFeed = require('noauth-twitterfeed')
 
twitterFeed({ username: 'ninabreznik' }, function (err, tweets) {
  console.log(tweets)
})

This will output an array of objects:

[
  {
    "username": "@ninabreznik",
    "fullname": "Nina Breznik  📍 🇬🇧",
    "retweet": false,
    "url": "https://twitter.com/ninabreznik/status/840190917680087045",
    "content": "So happy to start this awesome journey 3 years ago! --w @serapath @codingamigos @wizardamigos \nhttp://www.codingamigos.com/ pic.twitter.com/3gs14NWWzh",
    "date": "5:21 AM - 10 Mar 2017"
  },
  {
    "username": "@ninabreznik",
    "fullname": "Nina Breznik  📍 🇬🇧",
    "retweet": false,
    "url": "https://twitter.com/ninabreznik/status/899421395247132676",
    "content": "Backup data from your server with @dat_project \n$ npm install -g dat\n$ dat share .  # on server\n$ dat clone dat://...  # on local computer",
    "date": "5:02 PM - 20 Aug 2017"
  },
  {
    "username": "@feross",
    "fullname": "Feross",
    "retweet": true,
    "url": "https://twitter.com/feross/status/898730336082776064",
    "content": "The React license allows Facebook to violate patents of companies that use React, and those companies can't sue to stop Facebook",
    "date": "7:16 PM - 18 Aug 2017"
  }
  ...

api

var noauth-twitterfeed = require('noauth-twitterfeed')

example

Clone the repository and run npm start to see the example.js or see the demo page

noauth-twitterfeed({ username }, cb(err, tweets))

Specify a username of the timeline and optionally another CORS proxy url. The callback cb will contain an optional error as its first parameter, and an array with the user's latest tweets as its second parameter.

installation

$ npm i noauth-twitterfeed

ever-shifting ground

Scraping HTML is a foundation upon ever-shifting ground. As Twitter changes [what is essentially an unofficial API], things will break. If you notice that noauth-twitterfeed isn't working, please file an issue. Better yet, file a fixing pull request.

license

MIT