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README.md

twitter-contest-bot

Will poll for Retweet Contests and retweet them. Inspired by http://www.hscott.net/twitter-contest-winning-as-a-service/

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If you're feeling kind, feel free to throw some cash my way for a beer!

Disclaimer

This bot is written purely for educational purposes. I hold no liability for what you do with this bot or what happens to you by using this bot. Abusing this bot can get you banned from Twitter, so make sure to read up on proper usage of the Twitter API.

License

You can fork this repository on GitHub as long as it links back to this original repository. Do not sell this script as I would like the code to remain free.

Prerequisites

  • TwitterAPI
  • Python 2.7

Python 2.7: https://www.python.org/download/releases/2.7/ For information on how to install python: https://www.howtogeek.com/197947/how-to-install-python-on-windows/

Configuration

Open up config.json and make the values correspond to your Twitter API credentials.

Change your Twitter Account settings to allow dm's from anybody.

Installation

1: Find and Open up Command Prompt

2: In Command Prompt Run: pip install TwitterAPI

Errors: Search Google. Typically it's about python not being installed correctly.

3: Using Notepad (recommended) or your preferred editor open config.json. Fill in with your credentials. For information on how to get Twitter Creds: http://docs.inboundnow.com/guide/create-twitter-application/

4: Then run main.py. (Double click on file or main.py in command prompt)

Alternatives

If you're looking for similar projects in alternative languages, check these out:

Useful Links:

https://steemit.com/twitter/@yoghurt/my-experiences-running-a-twitter-giveaway-bot

https://rpiai.com/retweeting-to-win/

https://steemit.com/programming/@kurozael/twitter-contest-bot

https://www.vox.com/2015/10/5/9409017/hack-online-contest-win

***Depending on how lucky you get you typically win around 0.1% of all contests entered***

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Will poll for Retweet Contests and retweet them. Inspired by http://www.hscott.net/twitter-contest-winning-as-a-service/

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