occupyrealtime: a real-time stream of #occupywallstreet photos
Author: Nolan Caudill Date: 2011-10-18
occupyrealtime.com is a simple site that streams, in real-time, all Flickr photos that are tagged with either "occupywallstreet" or "ows" and displays them.
There are two files in this app: index.html and occupy.js.
Occupy.js is a little node.js app that sets up socket.io and flickr-conduit and then listens for all events that come in, buffers the last 15, and then streams them to open sockets, where the JS on the HTML file munges them a bit and renders them.
The reason for the buffer is that I want someone on arrival to the page be able to see something immediately, just in case there is a lull in updates.
After cloning this repository, just run:
to pull in the requiring dependencies.
Then to start the actual occupy app:
You'll need to use Flickr's API (specifically flickr.push.subscribe) to set up the subscription for Flickr to start streaming updates to your server on the port that you specified for flickr-conduit in the occupy.js app.
The index.html is hard-coded to still point to occupyrealtime.com (my server), so this page will work since my stuff is still running, but if you want to point it to your own server you'll need to update the JS.
Thanks to Luiz Lopes for his patch to add the npm json file.
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