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Receive tweets in Max/Msp

October 7, 2010 | 2:06 pm

Anybody know if it’s possible to receive tweets into Max. I so many topics for sending tweets from Max but nothing for this way. Any ideas?


October 7, 2010 | 5:56 pm

if you just want the status updates of one user, you could periodically poll and parse the RSS feed for that user, or alternately twitter has a simple way to get a user’s current status in an easy-to-parse format.

Links to RSS feeds are on the bottom right of a user’s page, although those links seem to have disappeared in the new twitter design. The URL for just the current status is:
http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show/username.xml
or
http://api.twitter.com/1/users/show/username.json

the other, far more complicated, but ‘nicer’ way would be to use the twitter streaming api. this would push status updates to you in as they are published.


October 11, 2010 | 12:14 pm

thanks! that’s a good starting point!


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