Post to Twitter with Ruby

23. March 2012 • edited 26. May 2020

Just few hours ago I added the feature that new blog posts are posted to my Twitter account. With the twitter gem only a few lines of code necessary:

require 'twitter'

twitter ={
    :consumer_key       => 'YOUR_CONSUMER_KEY',
    :consumer_secret    => 'YOUR_CONSUMER_SECRET',
    :oauth_token        => 'YOUR_OAUTH_TOKEN',
    :oauth_token_secret => 'YOUR_OAUTH_TOKEN_SECRET'
twitter.update('Hello world!')

Shorten URIs with bitly gem is as simple as posting to twitter, too:

require 'bitly'

short_url = bitly.shorten(longUrl).short_url
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