After the twitter gem and API have proven to be flawed and unreliable
I've decided to remove gut it.
I've resorted to screenscraping for tweets. I'm not proud of it,
It works, however, and I am losing zero functionality. Though, responce
times will be slower since instead of fetching a tiny JSON object the
entire web page is being fetched and then parsed with nokogiri. I'm
doing some magic with XPATH since, unfortunately, nokogiri did not
like me having two nots in my css selectors.
Note the relevant ticket: sparklemotion/nokogiri#451