Hello All You Data Miners out there!!!
This article is about running Twitter API using Postman.
Twitter in one social media that is a juicy stew of data… even the US president uses them. Well, guess what, you can mine the data from Twitter and perform simple to technical analytics. You can run algorithm to understand the demography of a what sell best from Wal-Mart and customer feedback. Or you can go to the darker side by running algorithm to determine which Twitter account is just fake account, which exposes incorrect information to their users and results to the spread of malicious content.
Any how before you can run you have to walk, this article will give you exposure on how to setup a Twitter API key (assuming that you have a Twitter account), and how to get the Authentication Bearer using OAuth2 using Access Key and Access Secret. I will show you how to use a cURL command in Postman.
Just a insight into Postman. Postman is a free Google Chrome application for testing API calls. And if you marry these two together you get an awesome analytics tool.
This article is not about these light and dark side of the algorithm. Its about giving you a primer or a kick start into how to get started with your adventure in data mining with Twitter using Postman.
But keep in mind of what Yoda said… “If Once You Start Down The Dark Path, Forever Will It Dominate Your Destiny.”
Twitter Documents For Follow Search and Get Users:
Twitter Documents For OAuth2 Authentication