Command Line tool to browse Twitter Users
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Command Line tool to browse Twitter Users

Python script, tested for Python 2.7 and Python 3.0 and later


   Partially adapted from

   Pablo Seminario
   Rafael Reimberg
   Chris Hawkins


At the comand line execute:

python -h

to get the following usage notes:

usage: [-h] [-v] -u USER [-r]
Browse Twitter Users.
optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -v, --verbose         Increase output verbosity
  -u USER, --user USER  User to work on
  -r, --rate            Maximun rate of query

Get your Twitter keys to autenticate

In order to use the script you have to obtain keys from Twitter.

Go to "Twitter Application Management" at

Sign in and follow instructions to accreditate your APP.

Modify the scrpit with the keys you obtained:



The tool, by means of Twitter REST API, gets Followers and Friends of a given user. it provides the New followers and the Lost followers since the previous run.

It gives also the Not Following Friends: the Friends not following the given user.

Tot: 520 follower.
New follower: 10
Lost follower: 1
Unchanged follower: 509

Tot: 795 friends.
Friends not following: 355

In verbose mode, the tool gives the lists of New Followers, of Lost Followers and Not Following Friends.