twitter

Twitter API client library for node.js

Twitter for Node.js

An asynchronous client library for the Twitter REST and Streaming API's.

var Twitter = require('twitter');
 
var client = new Twitter({
  consumer_key: '',
  consumer_secret: '',
  access_token_key: '',
  access_token_secret: ''
});
 
var params = {screen_name: 'nodejs'};
client.get('statuses/user_timeline', params, function(errortweetsresponse){
  if (!error) {
    console.log(tweets);
  }
});

npm install twitter

You will need valid Twitter developer credentials in the form of a set of consumer and access tokens/keys. You can get these here. Do not forgot to adjust your permissions - most POST request require write permissions.

var Twitter = require('twitter');
 
var client = new Twitter({
  consumer_key: '',
  consumer_secret: '',
  access_token_key: '',
  access_token_secret: ''
});

Add your credentials accordingly. I would use environment variables to keep your private info safe. So something like:

var client = new Twitter({
  consumer_key: process.env.TWITTER_CONSUMER_KEY,
  consumer_secret: process.env.TWITTER_CONSUMER_SECRET,
  access_token_key: process.env.TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN_KEY,
  access_token_secret: process.env.TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET,
});

You now have the ability to make GET and POST requests against the API via the convenience methods.

client.get(path, params, callback);
client.post(path, params, callback);
client.stream(path, params, callback);

You simply need to pass the endpoint and parameters to one of convenience methods. Take a look at the documentation site to reference available endpoints.

Example, lets get a list of favorites:

client.get('favorites/list', function(errortweetsresponse){
  if(error) throw error;
  console.log(tweets);  // The favorites. 
  console.log(response);  // Raw response object. 
});

How about an example that passes parameters? Let's tweet something:

client.post('statuses/update', {status: 'I Love Twitter'},  function(errortweetresponse){
  if(error) throw error;
  console.log(tweet);  // Tweet body. 
  console.log(response);  // Raw response object. 
});

Using the stream convenience method, you to open and manipulate data via a stream piped directly from one of the streaming API's. Let's see who is talking about javascript:

client.stream('statuses/filter', {track: 'javascript'}, function(stream) {
  stream.on('data', function(tweet) {
    console.log(tweet.text);
  });
 
  stream.on('error', function(error) {
    throw error;
  });
});

Originally authored by @technoweenie and maintained by @jdub

Currently maintained by @desmondmorris

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node-twitter: Copyright (c) 2014 Desmond Morris

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