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Tutorial: Get Your Social Follower Count Using PHP

Often it is a pretty common occurrence to see websites display their social statistics such as Twitter followers and RSS subscribers on their site. In this tutorial, I will show you how to get your social following statistics for your Twitter, Facebook and Feedburner account. In this demo I have coded up Orman’s Subscriber Count Icons and used PHP to get each count.

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Tutorial: Pulling Your 5 Most Recent Tweets via Ajax

For web developers just breaking into social media there are dozens of fantastic APIs you can work with. Most notably the Twitter API has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. And such rightly so, as the developers at Twitter have been working nonstop to improve endpoints and other miscellaneous settings.

The API has also been online long enough that 3rd party developers have created their own web apps and released the code as open source. In this tutorial I’ll be working with exactly this type of open source jQuery plugin called tweet! which can pull recent tweets from any user account. The plugin also comes with some default styles which we’ll play around with. We could also pull tweet data from searches, lists, and favorites as well.

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Two Don’t Do Tips For Twitter

Okay so my post title might sound a bit negative but don’t get me wrong Twitter is great! For anyone who hasn’t joined or for anyone who is in the ‘I don’t get it phase’ well Twitter can be a great web tool, it’s not all about telling the world you’ve just had a cup of tea or something daft like that…

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