I’ve always been curious to learn what folks say about a new technology. Twitter is an excellent hub for this kind of information, but what are the important topics related to a new technology (say ‘NoSQL’) on Twitter? A tag-cloud is a great way of visualizing the important topics. Aside from the actual links themselves, which can be used to drill-down to get more information about a specific topic, tag clouds can also show how popular the different topics are (the bigger the text size of the topic, the more popular it is).
So what does it take to build a tag cloud like this?
Next, clone the github project available here and modify the python script to set the twitter API credentials. Run the python script and watch new twitter tweets stream into a Couchbase Server database.
Simple isn’t it ! Moral of the story? Adding a twitter tag cloud backed by Couchbase Server is simple. Enjoy!