Python Twitter Tools 1.8.0

Python Twitter Tools 1.8.0 is now available. This release features two new scripts submitted by GitHub user StalkR:

  • twitter-archive: a command to archive all of a user’s tweets to a file, for archiving, or semantic analysis, or whatever
  • twitter-follow: a command to find all of a user’s followers (or followees) and print them on the command line

StalkR uses these commands and a clever shell script to archive tweets and the tweets of followers for mysterious and intriguing purposes. A very cool use case.

This release also includes bug fixes, and the documentation is now visible on the PyPI project page, because some users had a hard time finding it.

As always you may:

pip install twitter

Or download the release from PyPI.

Python Twitter Tools is five years old now. I will do a retrospective.