Charlie Harvey Get twitter searches as an RSS feed with perl


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.