Thanks to http://www.instantmessagingplanet.com/public/article.php/3800716/Create-a-Twitter-Mood-Graph-With-Ruby.htm, I finally have a twitter search feed working.
The link shows how to generate a graph based on tweets, which maybe helpful later. What my requirement was is to show the most recent 10 tweets based on a few keywords. Here’s how I did it:
1. Don’t install the twitter gem. It’ll lead you down an oAuth rabbit hole that you don’t really need.
2. In your controller, create a twitter_search definition:
3. Also in your controller index, perform the twitter search:
4. In your view, create a table to display the results:
The CGI::unescapeHTML gets rid of the nasty < marks. The auto_link detects http[s]://—- strings and makes them an html link.
Next step is to make it auto-update.