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  1. #1
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    Jul 2012

    pulling twitter feeds from htl source to a text document

    I have almost no working knowledge of vbscripting, java scripting or anything of the sort, and am simply looking to find out if it is possible or workable to pull data from a url such as;

    and place certain text inside of a text document.

    the sample text that i would want is any appearances between <title> and </title> (The actual twitter update at the hashtag in question)

    the idea would be to set this script to automatically update the text file every 10-15 minutes.

    From there i can pull the data out of the text file and use it in our digital signage system during events.

    I know that someone prior to me being here wrote a simply program to find lottery numbers from this website;

    and from this they only grabbed the first two digits from the jackpot numbers, so i have that programming i could start working from.

    any help that anyone could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: pulling twitter feeds from htl source to a text document

    That is screen scraping, which is against the AUP and most websites. Twitter has an API that you can use, legally. Contact their development center.

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