The Twitter Search connector uses Twitter’s search API to query Twitter for tweets that match specific parameters. It allows querying for any keyword, location or other query terms.
In order to successfully configure either Twitter connector, you must first register your application with Twitter and accept their terms of service. The registration process provides you with the required OAuth tokens you need to access either API.
To get the tokens, follow these steps:
Make sure you have a Twitter account, and go to https://dev.twitter.com/ and sign in.
After signing in, choose My Applications from the pull-down menu at the upper right that shows a thumbnail of your Twitter profile picture (if you have one).
Choose Create New App and fill out the required details.
The callback field can be skipped, but you must accept the Terms of Service.
To save your information, choose Create Your Twitter Application to register your application.
The next page contains the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret, which you will need to configure the datasource in Fusion.
At the bottom of the same page, choose Create My Access Token.
The next page contains the Access Token and Token Secret, which you will also need to configure the datasource in Fusion.
While you need a Twitter account to register an application, you do not use your Twitter username and password to configure this data source. The APIs will only use the Consumer Key, Consumer Secret, Access Token, and Token Secret information as authentication, so store it where you can access it while configuring the data source.