Receive tweets in Max/Msp

Oct 7, 2010 at 2:06pm

Receive tweets in Max/Msp

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?

Oct 7, 2010 at 5:56pm

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:

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.

Oct 11, 2010 at 12:14pm

thanks! that’s a good starting point!


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