Wonderful tutorial on “Twitter Authentication with R”

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This article is just a small summary about the authentication process with Twitter. Its about creating the Twitter app and doing the handshake cause you have to do it every time you want to get data from Twitter with R.

Since Twitter released the Version 1.1 of their API a OAuth handshake is necessary for every request you do. So we have to verify our app.

First we need to create an app at Twitter.

Got to https://dev.twitter.com/ and log in with your Twitter Account.

Now you can see your Profile picture in the upper right corner and a drop-down menu. In this menu you can find “My Applications”.

Click on it and then on “Create new application”.

You can name your Application whatever you want and also set Description on whatever you want. Twitter requires a valid URL for the website, you can just type in http://test.de/

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