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Python Script for Exporting (Large) Twapperkeeper Archives By User

FWIW, I started putting together a script that will grab individual hashtag archives, or all the hashtag archives created by a single user, from Twapperkeeper (which is shutting off its archives in early January).

The script should be capable of grabbing tweets from even large archives (hundreds of thousands/millions of tweets), though it’s probably not very efficient in the way it does it…

You can find the script here: Twapperkeeper archive rescue

If you have any problems with the script, or make any improvements to it, please let me know via the comments…

Written by Tony Hirst

December 12, 2011 at 12:44 pm

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  2. […] Python Script for Exporting (Large) Twapperkeeper Archives By User […]

  3. […] you really want to get your hands dirty, you could try Tony Hirst’s Python script for rescuing (i.e. exporting) TwapperKeeper […]

  4. Wow! This is exactly what I was looking for! I am very very new to computer science, I have never done anything worthwhile, I’ve just started learning, but I need some archives from TwapperKeeper, could somebody explain to me (like I am 5) step by step how to use this script? I’d be very grateful! I am on mac os x and I want to export archives for 3 hashtags. Thanks in advance!


    December 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm

  5. It works perfectly now, turns out I just didn’t have a few things installed.


    December 19, 2011 at 3:52 am

  6. […] download a Twapperkeeper archive to a CSV file using a Python script as described in Python Script for Exporting (Large) Twapperkeeper Archives By User; the CSV file should contain a single column with one row per archive entry; each row includes the […]

  7. Don’t works for me. Any fix?


    February 1, 2012 at 11:37 am

    • Twapperkeeper archives will probably have been shut down by now…

      Tony Hirst

      February 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm

  8. Other working alternatives? Thanks


    February 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    • What do you mean? Other Twitter archivers? There’s a personal version of Twapperkeeper (myTwapperkeeper?), ThinkUpApp, or Martin Hawksey’s TAGSExplorer Google Spreadsheet Twitter archiver.

      Tony Hirst

      February 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm

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