Ruby is one of the most powerful language with the number of GEM’s (Packages) that can be used to connect on every component of internet.
For twitter, GEM’s are available, one of them “twitter” can do for you what you want.
To install :
$ sudo gem install twitter
Next, you can write your code to do what you want (Search for our example) .
To begin this sample, we must know some useful option for search :
- from(“XXXX”) : to define the sender of our messages
- to(“XXXX”) : to define the receiver of our messages
- since_date(“YYYY-MM-DD”) : to get tweets after a given date
For more information : http://rdoc.info/github/jnunemaker/twitter/master/Twitter/Search
And our code will be :
#search for the word nihed since 01/11/2010
Twitter::Search.new(‘nihed’).since_date("2010-11-01").each do |r|
puts r.from_user+": "+r.text+"\n\n"