Twitter streaming directly to browser with Node.js and HTML5 websockets
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Twitter Node.js WebSockets Example

Quick experiment of direct streaming from twitter to the browser, with no polling, using Node.js.
(Follow up to Ruben Fonseca version with Ruby and AMQP)

More info here.


  • Node.js.
  • HTML5 WebSockets capable browser.

How To:

  • Download and install node.js (instructions here).
  • Download the project from github.
  • Start the server: node server.js <twitter_username> <twitter_password> <optional_keyword>.
  • Open index.html with a WebSocket compatible browser (Chrome or Webkit nightly).

Libraries used:

Andre Goncalves (@andregoncalves)