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Extract twitter tweets from a user

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by tyronics, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. tyronics

    tyronics Junior Member

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    I have used the search function here and on google etc. But i cannot find any program that can extract a user's tweets. I.e a user has 456 tweets, i want a program that can extract these quickly and put into a text file or something similar. I was wondering if anyone knows where i can find one?
    If anyone knows where i can find one i will give them my auto tweeter script. The script set on a certain cron job will post out random tweets in a txt file to the designated twitter account. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. cruzer

    cruzer Junior Member

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    Why dont you use a question mark in your title instead of tricking people into looking at your thread with your misleading title?
     
  3. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    oooooo you have upset some users... i have a txt file with 900 random tweets on in if you want:)
     
  4. tyronics

    tyronics Junior Member

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    Apologies, honest mistake.

    I'm targeting specfic tweets so random ones won't do.
     
  5. blackrainbow

    blackrainbow Newbie

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    Couldn't you use the RSS feed? Or make an imacro for it like:
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    URL GOTO=http://www.twitter.com/mytwitter
    TAG POS=1 TYPE=SPAN ATTR=CLASS:entry-content EXTRACT=TXT
    SAVEAS TYPE=EXTRACT FOLDER=* FILE=allmytweets.txt
    and then loop it (I haven't tested this, probably needs tweaking).
     
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  6. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    Sadly I cannot find the program you're speaking of either but I am 100% certain a web based tool that does this exactly exists. Sadly I cleaned it out from my bookmarks this weekend.
     
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  8. fixmaster

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    i'm looking for the exact same thing ,but havent been able to found anything so far ,it would be reall tight if there was something that extracts the twees from some users on twitter to some kinda wordpress blog or some kinda program so we can use twitterfeed or similar program to post those tweets (this will help alot to getting followers on twitter).
     
  9. cruzer

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    Tyronics, sorry about the misunderstanding its just a lot of people have been doing that lately. Anyway I use tweetake.com.
     
  10. fixmaster

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    i dont think this is what tyronics is looking for (im looking for the same thing btw) ,hes looking for somthing which can extracts other users tweets not his own accounts ,correct me if i'm wrong tyronics.
     
  11. n2zen

    n2zen Regular Member

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    So I guess simply plugging their rss feed into newsreader isn't good enough?

    How about rss2html? Send their posts feed to that and you'll have easily formatted output.
     
  12. tyronics

    tyronics Junior Member

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    Yeah i had a look at the link and its not exactly what i wanted. I was looking for a tool or solution on how to extract someone else tweets. For example if twitter user 'Twitteruser1' has 400 tweets published, how can i get them quickly in a file(Maybe text file), rather than copy paste into notepad myself.

    Plugging the rss into newsreader wasn't what i was looking for. Due to the fact i couldnt actually work it out:( Ill have another go at it and see if it is what i am looking for. I'll research the rss2html as well. Thanks for the contribution.
     
  13. BSON

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    Endless Tweets + Firefox + copy/past
    Not so fast as I want but the best way I know.
     
  14. BSON

    BSON Junior Member

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    after that you copy all tweets than filter dupe strings and filter string by lenght to filter out strings with time.
     
  15. fixmaster

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    the rss2html sounds kinda intreasting im gonna try it and let you know if i had any success with it .
     
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    I already have a scrip that pulls the last tweet and can easily pull the last 150. There are API limits. But I'd have to add a routine that writes it all to a .txt file. Too much time so I couldn't give it away for nothing. But, it should be a no brainer.
     
  17. blackrainbow

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    Oops, I was thinking of the single tweet page not the long status page thing. Not familiar with twitter (or iMacros, really, but I've done some interesting stuff with them.) Nevertheless, here is (attached) a macro that will work. Save it as a .iim file in My Documents > iMacros > Macros.

    Things it will do:
    Scrape first page of tweets

    Things it could do if modified by someone more interested than myself:
    Loop through the pages and scrape all the user's tweets
    Pull twitter urls from a file and scrape hundreds of user's tweets
     

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  18. ColmDooney

    ColmDooney Registered Member

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    I have made a TwExtractor That Extracts Users Tweets Very Very Quickly... I will sell for £10 For The First 5 People The £20 For The Rest... Saves To Txt File... Pm me if interested...
     
  19. blazed

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    why would you post right after someone posted a way to do it for FREE

    iMacros FTW
     
  20. Spacely

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    Not too familiar with macros and such. After saving as an iim file do I open it in Excel. How to modify it so that it shows all of a users tweets? Any step by step instructions would be helpful.