Simple search and download twitter images matching a search term.
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Super simple command-line script for downloading a bunch of images from Twitter that match a given search term. This is just a script. It's not a gem, library, or even a class. Take it for what it's worth.


$ gem install twitter
$ git clone REPOURL
$ ./twitter-image-search.rb seattle snow

The parameters are search terms using the Twitter Search API. For example, to get images from tweets with the hashtag #snowpocalypse2012 that DO NOT include the word "seattle":

$ ./twitter-image-search.rb "#snowpocalypse2012 -seattle"

Terms of Use

Use at your own risk. Be aware that Twitter's API Terms of Service prevent many things such as:

Exporting Twitter Content to a datastore as a service or other cloud based service, however, is not permitted.

I absolve myself from all responsibility for how you choose to use this tool.