Building on yesterday’s fun with Twython, today I looked to expand my Python program (temporary commentating out the option to post a tweet) with an option to search Tweets for a keyword.
Twython brings back a lot of data in its results so I have used the JSON knowledge I got making my NASA NEO Python program to limit what data my Twitter Search program returned.
# geektechstuff # Twitter Application from twython import Twython #Twython is a Twitter Python library #imports the Twitter API keys from auth import ( consumer_key, consumer_secret, access_token, access_token_secret ) twitter = Twython( consumer_key, consumer_secret, access_token, access_token_secret ) # This posts Tweets # message = "geektechstuff.com Test Tweet aka /'Hello World!/'" # twitter.update_status(status=message) # print("Tweeted: %s" % message) # This searches Tweets print('GeekTechStuff Twitter Search Python Program') print('') search_term = input('What word should I look for? ') results = twitter.cursor(twitter.search, q=search_term) print('') print('Searching Twitter...') print('') for result in results: name = result['user'] screen_name = name['screen_name'] creation_date = result['created_at'] tweet_txt = result['text'] print('Twitter User:', screen_name) print('Posted:') print(tweet_txt) print('at:') print(creation_date) print('')
If you want to read up on Twython, check out https://twython.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
2 thoughts on “Twitter Search (Python)”
Nice post. I will try out something similar in near future so it’s useful to see a similar project. 😀
One recommendation: You can just add \n to start and/or end in stead of typing print(‘’)
I would also use .format() in stead of %, but I guess is my personal choice
Thanks again for the post! 🎉
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