Deleted tweets monitoring
This is a collection of tools to monitor deleted tweets, automate screenshoting, and archiving.
save_to_db.pywork together to grab a real-time streamed timeline from Twitter and save all the results in a database.
- All the tweets in the database are then screenshot by
- Finally, the
monitoring.pyworker crawls through the database and checks if the tweets have been deleted.
- I included
get_user_ids.py, as the Twitter API often requires the ID, and not the screen name (eg not "@basilesimon").
Dependencies and install
git clonethis repo
sudo python get-pip.py
pip install tweepy
pip install MySQL-python(but you might need to
apt-get install build-essential python-dev libmysqlclient-dev. I read it's easy to install on Max OS, with Homebrew)
pip install needle
apt-get install mysql-server nodejs-legacy nodejs npm
sudo apt-get install build-essential chrpath git-core libssl-dev libfontconfig1-dev libxft-dev
sudo npm -g install phantomjs
- You will need a comma-separated list of user IDs, or a list of keywords you want to track. See all the other options in the Docs.
- Obviously, you will also need your developer access keys and things. Pop them in the placeholders accordingly in each file.
Comma-separated list of user IDs
I use the wonderful t from sferik, a command line tool for twitter shenanigans. Usually, I have an account following all the people I want to track - but it also works with lists.
$ t followings [account] > list.csv
python get_user_ids.py > ids.csv
Run the program
Then to run it:
streaming.py. Constantly. If it doesn't run, you're not saving the tweets.
nosetests screenshot.py --with-save-baseline --nocaptureperiodically to grab the screenshots.
monitoring.pyperiodically to check for deleted tweets.
You might want to consider running all these with
cron on a server. Just saying.
Integration with ElasticSearch
tar -xvf elasticsearch-1.3.4.tar.gz
sudo apt-get install default-jre default-jdkto install Java
- Start ES instance with
bin/elasticsearchin the directory where you extracted ElasticSearch
Then uncomment line 2 and 34-40 in