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// adapted from which read the image from a file
// modified to support posting to twitter update_with_media - with image from s3 rather than a
// local file.
(function() {
var fs, path, request, twitter_update_with_media;
fs = require('fs');
path = require('path');
request = require('request');
twitter_update_with_media = (function() {
function twitter_update_with_media(auth_settings) {
this.auth_settings = auth_settings;
this.api_url = '';
} = function(status, imageUrl, callback) {
var form, r;
r =, {
oauth: this.auth_settings
}, callback);
form = r.form();
form.append('status', status);
return form.append('media[]', request(imageUrl));
return twitter_update_with_media;
module.exports = twitter_update_with_media;
var twitter_update_with_media = require('twitter_update_with_media');
var tuwm = new twitter_update_with_media({
consumer_key: '...',
consumer_secret: '...',
token: '...',
token_secret: '...'
});'This is a test', '', function(err, response) {
if (err) {

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@neeravmakwana neeravmakwana commented Apr 18, 2014

Hi, I installed request module as suggested by you. Then I created the following 2 .js files in the folder C:\node_modules\request:

  1. usage.js
  2. twitter_update_with_media.js

I updated the consumer key, secret etc. in usage.js and then ran usage.js from command prompt. I am getting the following error:

C:>node node_modules\request\usage.js

throw err;
Error: Cannot find module 'twitter_update_with_media'
at Function.Module._resolveFilename (module.js:338:15)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:280:25)
at Module.require (module.js:364:17)
at require (module.js:380:17)
at Object. (C:\node_modules\request\usage.js:1:95)
at Module._compile (module.js:456:26)
at Object.Module._extensions..js (module.js:474:10)
at Module.load (module.js:356:32)
at Function.Module._load (module.js:312:12)
at Function.Module.runMain (module.js:497:10)

Please note that I have created some basic bots which search for tweets and then retweet/reply and have these working satisfactorily (using twit module). However, I want to post media (use update with media) and couldn't figure out how to do it. So I installed request module, but can't seem to figure out how it works too.

Help will be appreciated.



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@ksloan ksloan commented Jul 8, 2014

change var twitter_update_with_media = require('twitter_update_with_media');
to var twitter_update_with_media = require('./twitter_update_with_media');

btw, thanks Travis!


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@skpear skpear commented Dec 3, 2014

This is simply awesome, Travis. Works like charms. Among the deprecated nodejs libraries and useless tweet libraries, this piece of code made all the breakthrough for image tweet sharing.


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@dibeesh dibeesh commented Apr 21, 2015

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