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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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· blazeeboy

A Thanks for following me twitter bot using ruby

you guys must have noticed that anyone follows my twitter account http://www.twitter.com/blaz_boy gets a DM that says thanks for following me, and this DM is coming almost instantaneously, this is the script is wrote to add this feature to my twitter account,
if you have any comments please let me know.

#!/usr/bin/env ruby
require 'Twitter'
# Create a read write application from : 
# https://apps.twitter.com
# authenticate it for your account
# fill in the following
config = {consumer_key:        '',  consumer_secret:     '',
          access_token:        '',  access_token_secret: ''}
me = 'Blaze Boy' # to prevent DM yourself

Thread.new do
  loop do
    begin

      rClient = Twitter::REST::Client.new config
      sClient = Twitter::Streaming::Client.new(config)
      sClient.user do |object|
        if object.is_a? Twitter::Streaming::Event and object.name==:follow
          user = object.source
          if user.name != me
            rClient.create_direct_message user, "Thanks for following me #{user.name} :)"
            puts "New follower : #{object.source.name}"
          end
        end
      end

    rescue
      puts 'error occurred, sleeping for 5 seconds'
      sleep 5
    end
  end
end

loop { sleep 5 }

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14290

You are the best :D

I am beginner at this and my project is to make a twitter bot. So, I was wondering what is a most basic code for tweeting "hello world"?

Thanks and your answer will be appreciated.

over 1 year ago ·
14323

the twitter gem readme has a good examples of usage
https://github.com/sferik/twitter

over 1 year ago ·