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Asynchronous Twitter client API for node.js

ntwitter is an upgraded version of jdub's node-twitter, which in turn was inspired by, and uses some code from, technoweenie's twitter-node.

Version 0.2.0


You can install ntwitter and its dependencies with npm: npm install ntwitter.

Getting started

This library is, for the most part, the same API as node-twitter. Much of the documentation below is straight from node-twitter - credit goes to jdub for putting all this together in the first place.

The most significant API change involves error handling in callbacks. Callbacks should now look something like this:

 function (err, result) {
   if (err) {return callback(err)}
   // Do something with 'result' here

Where callback is the parent function's callback. (Or any other function you want to call on error.)

Setup API

The keys listed below can be obtained from after setting up a new App.

var twitter = require('ntwitter');

var twit = new twitter({
    consumer_key: 'Twitter',
    consumer_secret: 'API',
    access_token_key: 'keys',
    access_token_secret: 'go here'


Note that all functions may be chained:

    .verifyCredentials(function (err, data) {
    .updateStatus('Test tweet from ntwitter/' + twitter.VERSION,
        function (err, data) {

Search API'nodejs OR #node', function(err, data) {

Streaming API

The stream() callback receives a Stream-like EventEmitter:

Here is an example of how to call the 'statuses/sample' method:'statuses/sample', function(stream) {
    stream.on('data', function (data) {

Here is an example of how to call the 'statuses/filter' method with a bounding box over San Fransisco and New York City ( see streaming api for more details on locations ):'statuses/filter', {'locations':'-122.75,36.8,-121.75,37.8,-74,40,-73,41'}, function(stream) {
    stream.on('data', function (data) {

ntwitter also supports user and site streams:'user', {track:'nodejs'}, function(stream) {
    stream.on('data', function (data) {
    // Disconnect stream after five seconds
    setTimeout(stream.destroy, 5000);


  • AvianFlu - Upgrades and current support
  • Jeff Waugh (primary author)
  • rick (parser.js and, of course, twitter-node!)


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