pulling mentions from twitter with php

I am trying to retrieve mentions from twitter using php. The current code I have works fine to retrieve the user_timeline, however when I try to use the same code for the mentions I get an authentication error. What is the best way to retrieve mentions with userid, pictures, text, etc included?

if I change user_time to mentions I get an authentication error.

Here is the code I use now to retrieve user_timeline with php.


$xmldata = "http://twitter.com/statuses/user_time/usernid.xml";

$open = fopen($xmldata,'r');

$content = stream_get_contents($open);


$xml = new SimpleXMLElement($content); 

$screenname = $xml->status[0]->user->screen_name;



You have to use OAUTH ("Returns the 20 most recent mentions (status containing @username) for the authenticating user."):


Try: https://github.com/abraham/twitteroauth or http://www.joeyrivera.com/2010/twitter-api-oauth-authentication-and-zend_oauth-tutorial/ and https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new

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