We have a computer in the office dedicated to news updates. We would like to add a Twitter stream to it.

Unfortunately, if we try to look at a Twitter hashtag stream (https://twitter.com/hashtag/bitcoin?f=realtime) - instead of it just showing the new results in real time, it shows a button you can click that says "x amount of new results".

Are there any applications we can use that show the stream in real time without user interaction?

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    Not exactly what you might be looking for, but an idea in case you find no perfect match: there's the Greasemonkey (TamperMonkey, Scriptish) Addon to Firefox (and some other browsers), allowing to "inject" scripts into the currently loaded page. It should be possible to have such a script "push that button" whenever it shows up – which essentially would result in a kind of live-stream. Would that be an acceptable answer to you? Also, maybe you could edit your question and include some details on the system (OS/...) requirements?
    – Izzy
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 23:45

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seems to be what you're looking for.

  • You can insert a hashtag on the homepage, or go to "http://twubs.com/ [insert hashtag here without "#" symbol]"
  • You can change the speed / how fast tweets appear real-time (Fastest, Fast, Medium, Slow, Slower, Slowest)
  • You can also "register" a hashtag.

Users can also “register” a hashtag. Registration does not confer exclusive rights to use of the term in the same sense as registering a copyright or trademark, but it does come with some perks when using the Twubs platform.

For example, users get a brandable hashtag landing page like the one below, which can be used to host Twitter chats. Landing pages can be embedded into websites or used as a standalone page.

branded landing page example

- http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/4078-8-Twitter-Hashtag-Tracking-Tools

I tried it with various hashtags (like #dday) myself, and it definitely works.


If you want to watch multiple social media sources, then you could take a look at Flumes, although they're more pitched at marketing professionals, but do have free options.

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