A twitter clone written with Node.js, Express, and MongoDB
Last updated 2 years ago by vinitkme .
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Node Twitter

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Node twitter is an effort to rewrite some of Twitter's functionality using modern javascript based toolchain. It was mostly an effort to learn Node.js and trying to reverse engineer some of twitter's feature.

It has support for tweeting, commenting and following with analytics

You can support the development here by becoming a backer: https://opencollective.com/node-twitter


You are required to have Node.js and MongoDB installed if you'd like to run the app locally.

Install sass and grunt too to compile the CSS files

sudo npm install -g grunt-cli
sudo npm install -g sass

The configuration is in config/config.js. Please create your own github application Github Developer Settings and replace the token and keys.

var path = require('path'),
    rootPath = path.normalize(__dirname + '/..');
module.exports = {
  production: {
    db: '',
    root: rootPath,
    app: {
      name: 'Node Twitter'
    github: {
      clientID: '',
      clientSecret: '',
      callbackURL: ''


# First install all the project dependencies.
# run mongodb server
~/ mongod
~/node-twitter/ npm install
# Now run the app
~/node-twitter/ npm start

> node-twitter@1.1.0 start ~/node-twitter
> node server.js

Express app started on port 3000



First, thank you for considering contributing to node-twitter! It's people like you that make the open source community such a great community! ????

We welcome any type of contribution, not only code. You can help with

  • QA: file bug reports, the more details you can give the better (e.g. screenshots with the console open)
  • Marketing: writing blog posts, howto's, printing stickers, ...
  • Community: presenting the project at meetups, organizing a dedicated meetup for the local community, ...
  • Code: take a look at the open issues. Even if you can't write code, commenting on them, showing that you care about a given issue matters. It helps us triage them.
  • Money: we welcome financial contributions in full transparency on our open collective.

Your First Contribution

Working on your first Pull Request? You can learn how from this free series, How to Contribute to an Open Source Project on GitHub.

Submitting code

Any code change should be submitted as a pull request. The description should explain what the code does and give steps to execute it. The pull request should also contain tests.

Code review process

The bigger the pull request, the longer it will take to review and merge. Try to break down large pull requests in smaller chunks that are easier to review and merge. It is also always helpful to have some context for your pull request. What was the purpose? Why does it matter to you?

Financial contributions

We also welcome financial contributions in full transparency on our open collective. Anyone can file an expense. If the expense makes sense for the development of the community, it will be "merged" in the ledger of our open collective by the core contributors and the person who filed the expense will be reimbursed.


If you have any questions, create an issue (protip: do a quick search first to see if someone else didn't ask the same question before!). You can also reach us at hello@node-twitter.opencollective.com.



Thank you to all the people who have already contributed to node-twitter!


Thank you to all our backers! [Become a backer]


Thank you to all our sponsors! (please ask your company to also support this open source project by becoming a sponsor)




Twitter is a registered trademark of Twitter Inc. This project is just for learning purposes and should be treated as such.

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