This is a small project I put together to experiment with the Twitter Streaming API. It pulls in all the Tweets in (approximately) the continental United States and displays them in real time on a map.
Check out the working demo. If it's down, either I'm updating it or it totally crashed the server. ;) Feel free to send me a message or an email if you can't get to the demo.
Getting it to Work for You
You can run this on your own if you have Node.js installed.
- Clone the repository
Install the dependencies:
npm install coffee-script twitter-node express socket.io
Run the server using your Twitter credentials:
TWITTER_USER=YourUsername TWITTER_PASS=your_password ./twitter.coffee
By default the server binds to port 8080, so you can check it out at http://localhost:8080.