A number of dashboards and searches are also included to demonstrate how Splunk can be used to visualize Twitter activity.
Install the app by copying the
(Re)start Splunk so that the app is recognized.
In the Splunk web interface, from the App menu, select the Splunk-Twitter Connector app and press "Continue to app setup page".
Enter the OAuth settings for a Twitter application that will be used to access tweets from the sample stream and click "Save".
If you don't already have a Twitter account, you can sign up for one at https://twitter.com/. If you need to create a Twitter application for accessing tweets, you can create one at https://dev.twitter.com/apps. It need only be enabled for read access to Twitter data. See https://dev.twitter.com/docs/application-permission-model for details on the Twitter application permission model
Wait 15 seconds or so for some tweets to be extracted.
Run the search
index=twitterin Splunk to see the events. If you don't see any events, open
$SPLUNK_HOME/var/log/splunk/splunkd.logand look for errors issued by ExecProcessor related to the
Provides information about trending activity during the last 15 minutes.
Drills down into activity related to a particular user or hashtag.
This view could be used as a social dashboard for tracking activity related to a user of interest.
NOTE: This view requires the Google Maps application from SplunkBase to be installed.
Displays the locations of tweets on a map.
This software is licensed under the Apache License 2.0. Details can be found in the file LICENSE.