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Part one of the tutorial on monitoring twitter
import tweepy
from tweepy.streaming import StreamListener
def main():
print "[] Twitter monitoring starting"
# these are the values associated with the both the application and consumer
#update these to the values that you gained from the previous section
ckey = ""
csecret = ""
atoken = ""
asecret = ""
#create the auth object leveraging the client key + client secret
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(ckey, csecret)
#set the application token + application secret to the new auth object
auth.set_access_token(atoken, asecret)
# now that we have our authentication set, we can connect to the API
api = tweepy.API(auth)
# the listener the API which we've defined below
listener = Listener(api)
#when our powers combine, twitter allows us to connect!
streamer = tweepy.Stream(auth=auth, listener=listener)
print '[] Twitter successfully connected'
#intrim use of track, we'll make sure this value is pulled down from a file in the final version
track = ['test','awesome','hello','world']
# we need to extend the listener class from Tweepy and build upon it
class Listener(StreamListener):
def __init__(self, api=None):
self.api = api or tweepy.API()
#simple proof of concept that will trigger when we recieve a status
def on_status(self, status):
#In our example we're going to print from the status object we recieved
#from twitter the name associated wit the user who posted the tweet
print '%s tweeted something' %
if __name__ == '__main__':
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