Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by cash22, Feb 1, 2012.
Anyone know of a way to scrape the followers of any given twitter user?>
Tweetattacks can do this for you.
anything else other than this? Like is I have a person that has 500,000 followers is there something out there that can grab them all? dont care if it is slow just need shit done right, u know?
Winautomation can do it in the blink of an eye.
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If you don't wanna use TA and know a little programming you can give a shot at the APIs:
It can't get much easier than that.
The fast and efficient way to scrape the IDs of twitter followers from a followers page is tweetAttacks.
i use the curl function in php via command line hitting the mobile version of the site.. if your going to do a lot, you will need proxies once you reach the api limit... im not exactly sure how the api limiting works but i can load about a page of followers per second for about an hour, then the proxy will be blocked for about an hour
a side note, even tho the way i write my curl scripts is made to look like a normal computer user and not a bot, it still hits the api limit. just in case you were wondering
also when your loading thousands or possibly millions of follower pages, you will hit your fair share of fail whales, timeouts, and other errors so you if you want to grab all of 15million followers for a popular account you will need to program in some error handling
I have tweetAttacks Lite, can i scrape with this or i need the PRO version ?
Yeah, you may need to invest in the pro version
You can use the proxies for tweetattacks to scrape it. It is more efficient than any tools I've used. Just an opinion.
TweetAttacks is an online marketing tool which will enhance your twitter presence and use its tools to constantly drive traffic and customizes your tweets so that your tweets evolve with the changing trend of the consumer.
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