The Tweepository plugin enables the repository to harvest a stream of tweets from a twitter search.
The following perl libraries must be installed on the server before the Bazaar package will function.
Date::Calc Date::Parse Encode HTML::Entities JSON LWP::UserAgent URI URI::Find
Install through the EPrints Bazaar
To create a new tweetstream, click on 'Manage Records', then on 'Twitter Feed', and then on the 'Create new Item' button. A new tweetstream object will be created, and you will need to enter two parameters:
- Search String: Passed directly to Twitter as the search parameter.
- Expiry Date: The date on which to stop harvesting this stream.
Once these fields have been completed, click 'Save and Return'.
At 32 minutes past each hour, the tweepository package will harvest each stream. Tweets will be processed to:
- extract hashtags
- extract mentioned users
- resolve URL redirects
These data will across all tweets will be summarised in the tweetstream objects.