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astralbot

A being of pure energy and light that exists solely to fav your selfies.

https://twitter.com/brandonnn/status/448294361692782592

Usage Notes

Copy twitter_credentials to .twitter_credentials and replace with credentials from your Twitter developer account.

Changelog

1.0.3 - Only consider tweets with a single link. Change max hashtag search string. Randomly tweet Anamanaguchi lyrics. 1.0.2 - Set max # characters in tweet. Filter out tweets that start with "when", as it's highly predictive of a meme. Redirect standard error to log. Don't favorite more than one tweet by a user in the same round. 1.0.1 - Fixed bug where hashtag filtering wasn't working if first hastag was #selfie. 1.0.0 - Initial release.

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  1. Cron runs script at predetermined interval.
  2. Authenticate with Twitter.
  3. Grab last known Twitter ID from text file.
  4. Request tweets with the word selfie, with a few restrictions.
  5. For each tweet in the response, filter out tweets:
    • older than last known ID,
    • that don't contain the word selfie,
    • that don't have a Twitter hosted image, or have more than one such image,
    • having @ mentions,
    • having hastags, unless only one that's #selfie,
    • that don't have 1 or 2 faces as detected by a majority of OpenCV's frontal face algorithms.
  6. Randonly picks at most 3 tweets to favorite.
  7. Saves the most recently seen Tweet ID.
  8. Randomly tweet lyrics from Anamanaguchi's (T-T)b.

Future

  • Keyword blacklist.

License

Code is available under the MIT license. See the included LICENSE file for details.

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