Twitter recently got rid of the ability to get search results as an RSS as part of their API update of 11 June 2013.
I found those feeds rather useful, so I made a little screen scraper that reimplements the functionality without needing to auth against their API (it just pulls the results out of the web search page). I guess this will be good for a while longer, like enough time to switch to statusnet, identica, or whatever.
It might be of use to some others in the monastry and illustrates the power of HTML::TreeBuilder::XPath.
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