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Last active Nov 13, 2019
Try to get replies to a particular set of tweets, recursively.
#!/usr/bin/env python
Twitter's API doesn't allow you to get replies to a particular tweet. Strange
but true. But you can use Twitter's Search API to search for tweets that are
directed at a particular user, and then search through the results to see if
any are replies to a given tweet. You probably are also interested in the
replies to any replies as well, so the process is recursive. The big caveat
here is that the search API only returns results for the last 7 days. So
import json
def get_hashtags(filename):
fh = open(filename)
tweets = json.load(fh)
hashtags = set()
for tweet in tweets:
if tweet['date'].startswith('2019'):
for hashtag in tweet['hashtags']:
View Makefile
pandoc -F pwcite -F pandoc-citeproc -o article.pdf
pandoc --css style.css --standalone -F pwcite -F pandoc-citeproc -o article.html
import html
print(html.unescape("To be or not to be, or not to be, that is the question:"))
View diffbot.json
"request": {
"pageUrl": "",
"api": "analyze",
"version": 3
"humanLanguage": "en",
"objects": [
"date": "Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 GMT",
edsu /
Last active Oct 15, 2019
Panel proposal for DH2020.

Documenting Documenting the Now

Ed Summers & Bergis Jules

Over the past four years the Documenting the Now project has been working to help build a community of practice around social media archiving that centers the ethical concerns of content creators, rather than simply the interests of cultural heritage organizations or social media platforms. Starting in the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri the project developed the Ferguson Principles to help guide memory workers who are interested in documenting activism and social movements.

The Ferguson Principles have been put to work in a set of workshops with activist communities in the United States, in order to generate new knowledge practices for memory work in the age of social media. In addition the project has also been actively developing a portfolio of tools for data collection, publishing and analysis and using existing web archiving tools to help cultivate new approaches, and relationships between archivists, researche

edsu /
Last active Oct 10, 2019
Convincing twint to not give up.
#!/usr/bin/env python3
import os
import csv
import time
import twint
import random
config = twint.Config()
config.Search = 'nodapl'
hours_worked = float(input("Enter hours worked: "))
hourly_rate = float(input("Enter hourly rate: "))
def salary(hours_worked, hourly_rate):
if hourly_rate < 15.0:
print("I'm Sorry " + str(hourly_rate) + " is lower than the minimum wage!")
pay = hours_worked * hourly_rate
print("Pay: " + str(pay))
View toni-morrison-tweeted-urls.csv
We can't make this file beautiful and searchable because it's too large.
View http-response.txt
% curl -i
HTTP/2 302
cache-control: no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate, pre-check=0, post-check=0
content-length: 122
content-type: text/html;charset=utf-8
date: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:10:07 GMT
expires: Tue, 31 Mar 1981 05:00:00 GMT
last-modified: Tue, 13 Aug 2019 11:10:07 GMT
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