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Node.js server and client page to show geo-tagged Tweets live on a map

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This is a small project I put together to experiment with the Twitter Streaming API. It pulls in all the geolocated tweets from the streaming API and displays them in real time on a map.

Demo

The demo has been removed due to bandwidth limitations. See the section below to see how to run the app on your own computer!

Getting it to Work for You

You can run this on your own if you have Node.js installed.

  1. Clone the repository
  2. Install the dependencies:

    npm install
    
  3. Run the server using your Twitter application credentials:

    TWITTER_KEY=consumer_key TWITTER_SECRET=consumer_secret TWITTER_TOKEN=access_token TWITTER_TOKEN_SECRET=access_token_secret npm start
    

    You'll need to register for an application at https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new to receive a consumer key and a consumer secret. Then, click 'Create my access token' to receive an access token and an access token secret.

    Twitter Application Registration

By default the server binds to port 8080, so you can check it out at http://localhost:8080.

Note that, to conserve bandwidth, the application will stop streaming from Twitter if it detects that no clients are connected.

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