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I would like to get the twitter updates from a user account onto my SharePoint site. Please suggest me how to use that functionality.

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  • Use the RSS Viewer webpart and link it to the Twitter Account. OR
  • Use DataView Webpart for advanced UI customization , with RSS feed as Datasource
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Woody Windischman has a good example on his blog, it's based on search but could easily be tweaked to pull user updates.

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Depending what you're trying to accomplish, you can also use the Twitter Widget: Twitter Profile Widget

If you look at the code, the following piece of code:


Is what sets the user - You can have your user save his twitter name in a custom list, and simply use a little bit of XSLT within a Data View WebPart to pull it out and output the user within the twitter widget code.

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I would just say use the Twitter Widget.

Only downside is that there is a rate limit. So this may not work well if you have a lot of traffic.

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On a related note, for anyone with Server using the User Profiles and Activity Feed, it is possible to create a custom listner that can pull twitter posts into the Activity Feed.

Here is a sample project from MS that outlines the creation of a custom listner:

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