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tweetlr

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tweetlr crawls twitter for a given term, extracts photos out of the collected tweets' short urls and posts the images to tumblr.

There is a new tweetlr "as-a-service" where you can easily create an account without having to know or host anything.

Supported image sharing services

tweetlr supports

  • instagram
  • twitter
    • photobucket
    • twimg
  • foursquare
  • path.com
  • twitpic
  • imgly
  • eyeem.com
  • t.co shortened links to pictures
  • every photo service accessible via embed.ly (see photo providers)

Installation

Use gem install tweetlr if you're using rubygems or add the line gem 'tweetlr' to your Gemfile if you're using bundler.

Configuration

It's essential that you have a directory called config in the directory you are starting tweetlr in, which has to contain the configuration file tweetlr.yml:

results_per_page: 100
result_type: recent
search_term: 'cat dog unicorn' #find tweets containing any of these terms
start_at_tweet_id: 61847783463854082 # the tweet id to start searching at
api_endpoint_tumblr: 'http://www.tumblr.com'
twitter_app_consumer_key: YOUR APPS TWITTER API KEY
twitter_app_consumer_secret: YOUR APPS TWITTER API SECRET
twitter_oauth_token: YOUR APPS TWITTER API OAUTH TOKEN
twitter_oauth_token_secret: YOUR APPS TWITTER API OAUTH TOKEN SECRET
tumblr_oauth_api_key: YOUR APPS TUMBLR API TOKEN
tumblr_oauth_api_secret: YOUR APPS TUMBLR API SECRET
tumblr_oauth_access_token_key: YOUR BLOGS OAUTH ACCESS TOKEN KEY
tumblr_oauth_access_token_secret: YOUR BLOGS OAUTH ACCESS TOKEN SECRE
tumblr_blog_hostname: YOUR BLOGS HOSTNAME #e.g. myblog.tumblr.com
embedly_key: '' #tweetlr uses http://embedly.com for link processing. a free plan containing an api key is available & recommended to use in order to ensure full support
update_period: 300 #check for updates every 300 secs = 5 minutes
shouts: 'says' # will be concatenated after the username, before the message: @mr_x says: awesome things on a photo!
loglevel: 1 # 0: debug, 1: info (default), 2: warn, 3: error, 5: fatal
whitelist: #twitter accounts in that list will have their tweets published immediately. post from others will be saved as drafts. blank list will publish all tweets immediately
  - whitey_mc_whitelist
  - sven_kr

Usage

Make sure you put the configuration file in it's proper place as mentioned above, then:

start/stop tweetlr using tweetlr start/tweetlr stop. Run tweetlr without arguments for a list of options concerning the daemon's options.

For a easy to modify working example, check out the tweetlr_demo.

Enjoy!