Searchtweet – Design patches that respond to twitter posts.
Update: Version 1.1b is available to download. Version 1.0 and 1.1 do not work anymore due to changes in Twitter’s API.
Searchtweet is a mxj external that searches twitter with a given keyword and returns a desired maximum number of most recent posts, with username, date and twitter text body routed to separate outlets. The object returns a specified number of most recent twitter posts that contain a given keyword, #hashtag, or @usertag.
Advanced search queries also work:
Searchtweet uses the twitter4j library (http://twitter4j.org) programmed by Yusuke Yamamoto.
You must limit your search frequency to an absolute minimum to avoid hitting the API rate-limits. (Ex. Do not connect a [metro 10] to the inlet, your IP will be banned in no second)
Currently the plugin does not require user-authentication, and it is unclear if there is a limit for unauthenticated searches.
For more info: