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I currently have the following code which captures the number of followers for a particular Twitter account, and prints it to a webpage:

<html> <head> <script src="// +in.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> $(document).ready(function() { var twitterusername = 'ESPN'; $.getJSON('' + twitterusername + '.json?c +allback=?', function(data) { $('#followers').html(data.followers_count); document.write(twitterusername, "# of Followers: ", data.follo +wers_count); }); }); </script> </head> <body> <div id='followers'></div> </body> </html>

How can I take the number of followers, and store it into a Perl variable?