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?

#52634
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:
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.

#189231
Oct 11, 2010 at 12:14pm

thanks! that’s a good starting point!

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