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retreive a list of followers from twitter
const cheerio = require('cheerio')
const axios = require('axios').default
async function fetchFollowerCounts(usernames) {
const followerData = usernames.map((username) => {
return axios.get(`https://mobile.twitter.com/${username}`).then((res) => {
const $ = cheerio.load(res.data)
const searchContext = `a[href='/${username}/followers']`
const followerCountString = $(searchContext)
.text()
.match(/[0-9]/gi)
.join('')
return { user: username, followerCount: Number(followerCountString) }
})
})
return Promise.all(followerData)
}
fetchFollowerCounts(['mtliendo', '_mallorybrewer_'])
exports.handler = fetchFollowerCounts
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