Facebook , Twitter and email notifications.

Hey all

my knowledge of aurduino is very little but im willing to learn :D

im looking to build a clock that will alert the user when they get a notification from the social media using wifi and idealy not an api if possible im not sure if it is . i was wondering where to start with this ? what components i would need ? how i would go about getting the information i need from the social media? i would also like to make a program on phone or pc to program the information into the clock is this possible two ??

thanks ben (chubchublolly)

sorry if this didn't make sense.

i was wondering where to start with this

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