Tweet Nest support for 280 chars

If you use Tweet Nest to keep an archive of all your tweets, you need a few changes to have all your long tweets stored.

I’ve made a quick hack to solve this temporarily:

– Change the text column of tn_tweets to varchar(512) (if twitter changes the limit again…)
– in the class.twitter.api.php file, replace (at the top):

public $dbMap = array(
	"id_str"       => "tweetid",
	"created_at"   => "time",
	"text"         => "text",
	"source"       => "source",
	"coordinates"  => "coordinates",
	"geo"          => "geo",
	"place"        => "place",
	"contributors" => "contributors",
	"user.id"      => "userid"
);

with

public $dbMap = array(
	"id_str"       => "tweetid",
	"created_at"   => "time",
	"full_text"    => "text",
	"text"         => "text",
	"source"       => "source",
	"coordinates"  => "coordinates",
	"geo"          => "geo",
	"place"        => "place",
	"contributors" => "contributors",
	"user.id"      => "userid"
);

I added a mapping between full_text to text because twitter returns the 280 chars tweets in the full_text field.

in the loadtweets.php file, line 127, add this line:

$params['tweet_mode'] = 'extended';

(before the

$data = $twitterApi->query('statuses/user_timeline', $params);

line)

so Twitter returns the extended tweets.

That’s all.

I posted this as a comment on the TweetNest repo : https://github.com/graulund/tweetnest/issues/91

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