Documentation – Twitter API

To use the new Twitter API for content searches and to follow a user, you must first set up a Twitter API account.  Once the account is set up, you will copy your API key and secret into the Twitter Options tab.  The steps are detailed below.

Go to the Developers website: Sign in with your Twitter Account.  Click “Create a new application” button on the upper right (as shown below).

Twitter Create

You will have to register as a developer to gain access.  You can choose Hobby and Explore API as your category.  You will then be asked a series of questions.  You can say that you will be using your app to search for tweets that meet specific keywords and have articles embedded in them.  You will review those articles and curate some of them with your own comments, opinions and writing to your blog or business site.

Once you are approved, you can fill in the Application Details page as shown below.  You should use your own application names and descriptions.  You don’t need callback URL’s and the other URL’s.  Scroll to the bottom of the page, click the Yes I agree checkbox and enter the Captcha information.  Click the Create your Twitter Application button at the bottom.

Twitter Create Desc

Copy the API Key and API Secret as shown in the screen below into the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret Key fields in the Twitter tab of the MyCurator Options page.  Click Save Options and you should be ready to process your Twitter searches and follows.