[tpm] Searching Twitter

Scott Elcomb psema4 at gmail.com
Sun May 29 12:24:17 PDT 2011

On Sun, May 29, 2011 at 8:14 AM, Antonio Sun <antoniosun at lavabit.com> wrote:
> - I don't have a twitter account. Do I have to have a twitter account to
> use Net::Twitter::Lite?
> - Do I have to have a twitter account to search  twitter? (some forum does)

AFAIK, you don't need an account.  If you don't use an account though
you'll have to register your application at <http://dev.twitter.com/>
to access the API

> - The code doesn't seem to limit the search within a channel. how can I do
> that?

There aren't any channels per-se.  There are user & search streams.
Searches can be simplified a bit by using hashtags... like #perl or
#kungfu.  The best way to get started is to create an account (even if
you don't intend to keep it) and experiment... especially if you're
going to write apps that use the API.

Some pages I'd recommend having a peek at:

I haven't really used any of the Net::Twitter modules since before
OAuth was enforced and can't really give any up-to-date help or info
on the module.  Last I checked, Mark Mims (the modules' author) was
active on the twitter-dev mailing list* & responded to help requests
when they popped up (use Net::Twitter in the subject line ;-)

* <https://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk?hl=en>

Best of luck,
  Scott Elcomb
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