How to get live streaming of friends tweets??
diesch at spamfence.net
Sat Apr 24 01:43:17 CEST 2010
has some explanations about how to use real-time stream API
>"eka (Esteban)" <ekagaurangadas at gmail.com> writes:
> IMO the real time update is your work to do.
> You can poll, to say, each 1 minute or less and then you will have
> your real time tweets update.
> On Apr 14, 9:08 am, Harshad Joshi <firewal... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> import twython.core as twython, pprint
>> import codecs
>> # Authenticate using Basic (HTTP) Authentication
>> twitter = twython.setup(username='yourname', password='yourpassword')
>> friends_timeline = twitter.getFriendsTimeline(count="60", page="2")
>> for tweet in friends_timeline:
>> print "\n"+tweet["user"]["screen_name"]+">>"+ tweet["text"]
>> d="\n"+tweet["user"]["screen_name"]+">>"+ tweet["text"]
>> This is the code I wrote but I doubt if its a live stream i am
>> I wanted some real time updates from my friends. The above code
>> fetches data from the 'latest' friends tweet and continues till 60th
>> tweet. It doesent do anything about the new tweet that might come from
>> On Apr 11, 9:34 pm, Atul Kulkarni <atulskulka... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hi Harshad,
>> > It depends on what you want those updates for? If it is a client then you
>> > will have to stick with the methods you have described but if you are
>> > writing and server end application then you can think of using streaming api
>> > with follow predicate. This will feed in to your application live updates
>> > from the people you are following. But do not use streaming api if you
>> > thinking of a client, as streaming API could be overwhelming for the client
>> > side application.
>> > Tweepy has code examples, which should help you with the sample code. Just
>> > my 2 cents.
>> > Regards,
>> > Atul.
>> > On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 12:34 AM, Harshad Joshi <firewal... at gmail.com>wrote:
>> > > In the original twitter api, there was a method like
>> > > a=twitter.Api('user','password')
>> > > b=a.GetFriendsTimeline()
>> > > where we could get the friends time line after authentication. It used
>> > > to show maximum 20 tweets at a time.
>> > > Is there any similar method available in tweepy which will show live
>> > > updates? If yes, then what is the maximim number of tweets being
>> > > shown?
>> > > I would like to see a code snippet of the above method.
>> > > --
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>> > --
>> > Regards,
>> > Atul Kulkarni
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