Problem with twitter example. Please help

Hi guys, thanks for reading. I’m a computer science student in college and i recently bought an arduino uno kit and an Ethernet shield to fool around with and try things out. I was doing well in the learning until i went to make the project that i was really excited about; I am trying to import tweets from twitter that say colors and out put it to the string of led lights that i bought. But i am truly stuck. I used the mac address on the bottom of the shield, got the IP from a program that confirms it(i had to since I’m at school so its kind of hard to acquire such things).

/*
TweetLED Code

This code is based on the code made by Tom Igoe and is used in episode 3 of the Mike's Lab Series on Youtube.
 
 */
#include <SPI.h>
#include <Ethernet.h>


// Enter a MAC address and IP address for your controller below.
// The IP address will be dependent on your local network:
byte mac[] = { 
  0x90, 0xA2, 0xDA, 0x0F, 0x3C, 0xAE };
IPAddress ip(148,137,251,15);

// initialize the library instance:
EthernetClient client;

const int requestInterval = 30000;  // delay between requests

char serverName[] = "api.twitter.com";  // twitter URL

boolean requested;                   // whether you've made a request since connecting
long lastAttemptTime = 0;            // last time you connected to the server, in milliseconds

String currentLine = "";            // string to hold the text from server
String tweet = "";                  // string to hold the tweet
boolean readingTweet = false;       // if you're currently reading the tweet

void setup() {
  // reserve space for the strings:
  pinMode(7,OUTPUT);
  pinMode(8,OUTPUT);
  currentLine.reserve(256);
  tweet.reserve(150);

// initialize serial:
  Serial.begin(9600);
  // attempt a DHCP connection:
  if (!Ethernet.begin(mac)) {
    // if DHCP fails, start with a hard-coded address:
    Ethernet.begin(mac, ip);
  }
  // connect to Twitter:
  connectToServer();
}



void loop()
{
  if (client.connected()) {
    if (client.available()) {
      // read incoming bytes:
      char inChar = client.read();

      // add incoming byte to end of line:
      currentLine += inChar; 

      // if you get a newline, clear the line:
      if (inChar == '\n') {
        currentLine = "";
      } 
      // if the current line ends with <text>, it will
      // be followed by the tweet:
      if ( currentLine.endsWith("<text>")) {
        // tweet is beginning. Clear the tweet string:
        readingTweet = true; 
        tweet = "";
      }
      // if you're currently reading the bytes of a tweet,
      // add them to the tweet String:
      if (readingTweet) {
        if (inChar != '<') {
          tweet += inChar;
        } 
        else {
          // if you got a "<" character,
          // you've reached the end of the tweet:
          readingTweet = false;
          Serial.println(tweet);   
          // close the connection to the server:
          client.stop(); 
        }
      }
    }   
  }
  else if (millis() - lastAttemptTime > requestInterval) {
    // if you're not connected, and two minutes have passed since
    // your last connection, then attempt to connect again:
    connectToServer();
  }
  if(tweet==">ledon")
   {
      digitalWrite(8,HIGH); 
   }
   else if(tweet==">ledoff"){

    digitalWrite(8,LOW);
   }
}

void connectToServer() {
  // attempt to connect, and wait a millisecond:
  Serial.println("Connecting to server");
  if (client.connect(serverName, 80)) {
    Serial.println("Making HTTP Request");
  // make HTTP GET request to twitter:
    client.println("GET /1/statuses/user_timeline.xml?screen_name=scottjglascott&count=1 HTTP/1.1");
    client.println("HOST: api.twitter.com");
    client.println();
  }
  // note the time of this connect attempt:
  lastAttemptTime = millis();
}

I found this example of just one color to test it out then i was going to expand on it and change the if statements to more colors and outputs, but nothing happens and i cant tell where it gets stuck. The way i see it, either its not getting to the internet AT ALL, its reading twitter wrong or not at all, or maybe even y wiring is messed up but i dont think that would be it. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for any input at all you guys have to offer

-Magoots

Twitter doesn't seem to know the account "scottjglascott".

Also the 1.0 API has been turned off. You have to jump through the 1.1 API hoops:

"The Twitter REST API v1 is no longer active. Please migrate to API v1.1. https://dev.twitter.com/docs/api/1.1/overview."