Building Search Queries for Twitter's REST API 1.1

I recently need to get a JSON object from Twitter's API that had a couple of requirements. I needed the most recent tweets that contained a specific hashtag OR were from a specific user AND didn't contain any retweets. Starting with the base API URL for search https://api.twitter.com/1.1/search/tweets.json Then appending each piece of the search as required https://api.twitter.com/1.1/search/tweets.json?q=from:example https://api.twitter.com/1.1/search/tweets.json?q=from:example OR #example https://api.twitter.com/1.1/search/tweets.json?q=from:example OR #example + exclude:retweets Then a...


Github Release: TwitterRSS-Enhancer

Github page for TwitterRSS-Enhancer My first release for Github, ever. Hooray! A need came along for me to have an RSS for twitter status updates.  That was a tough enough challenge as Twitter decided to hide this feature.  After so digging I found you can get a Twitter RSS feed using this link: http://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=cvanderlinden As you can see by that twitter provided RSS, it includes the screen name at the front, and also doesn't have any "twitter syntax highlighting." All my code does is, strip the first characters with the username because they...