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Asynchronous, concurrent requests to the Twitter REST API, that respect Twitter's rate limits, using gevent and requests.

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# Twitterspawn

Asynchronous, concurrent requests to the Twitter REST API, that respect Twitter's rate limits, using [gevent](http://www.gevent.org/) and [requests](http://docs.python-requests.org/).

See [example.py](https://github.com/swinton/twitterspawn/blob/develop/example.py) for a working example.

## Usage
Basically:

```python
import twitterspawn

# Define callback (can define 1 per request)
def callback(response, worker):
print "Got", response, "from", worker

# Add requests + callbacks
twitterspawn.add_request("https://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.json",
dict(params=dict(screen_name="steveWINton")),
callback)
twitterspawn.add_request("https://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.json",
dict(params=dict(screen_name="twitter")),
callback)
twitterspawn.add_request("https://api.twitter.com/1/users/show.json",
dict(params=dict(screen_name="catbinlady")),
callback)

# Add workers
twitterspawn.add_worker(access_token="YOUR_FIRST_ACCESS_TOKEN",
access_token_secret="YOUR_FIRST_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET",
consumer_key="YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY",
consumer_secret="YOUR_CONSUMER_SECRET")
twitterspawn.add_worker(access_token="YOUR_NEXT_ACCESS_TOKEN",
access_token_secret="YOUR_NEXT_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET",
consumer_key="YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY",
consumer_secret="YOUR_CONSUMER_SECRET")
# ...add as many more workers as required...
twitterspawn.add_worker(access_token="YOUR_LAST_ACCESS_TOKEN",
access_token_secret="YOUR_LAST_ACCESS_TOKEN_SECRET",
consumer_key="YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY",
consumer_secret="YOUR_CONSUMER_SECRET")

# Go!
twitterspawn.go()
```

See also [example.py](https://github.com/swinton/twitterspawn/blob/develop/example.py) for a working example.

## Installation
Simply:

$ pip install twitterspawn

## Contact

@[steveWINton](https://twitter.com/steveWINton).

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