Get the dependencies and examples
cd examples go get .
User Auth (OAuth1)
A user access token (OAuth1) grants a consumer application access to a user's Twitter resources.
Setup an OAuth1
http.Client with the consumer key and secret and oauth token and secret.
export TWITTER_CONSUMER_KEY=xxx export TWITTER_CONSUMER_SECRET=xxx export TWITTER_ACCESS_TOKEN=xxx export TWITTER_ACCESS_SECRET=xxx
To make requests as an application, on behalf of a user, create a
Client to get the home timeline, mention timeline, and more (example will not post Tweets).
go run user-auth.go
App Auth (OAuth2)
An application access token (OAuth2) allows an application to make Twitter API requests for public content, with rate limits counting against the app itself. App auth requests can be made to API endpoints which do not require a user context.
Setup an OAuth2
http.Client with the Twitter application access token.
To make requests as an application, create a
Client and get public Tweets or timelines or other public content.
go run app-auth.go
A user access token (OAuth1) is required for Streaming API requests. See above.
go run streaming.go
Hit CTRL-C to stop streaming. Uncomment different examples in code to try different streams.