Python code, using the Tweepy and MySQLdb modules, to stream the Twitter API (for beginners)
First install Tweepy: https://github.com/tweepy/tweepy
Next install MySQLdb: http://mysql-python.sourceforge.net/MySQLdb.html
Create, at a minimum, the following MySQL schema: UserID, Date, X, Y, Text
The current bounding box of the continuous United States will receive approximately 1 -2 million geo-enabled tweets per day. Approximately 3-5% of all tweets are geo-enabled.