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…

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

10 thoughts on “Python Script for Exporting (Large) Twapperkeeper Archives By User”

  1. 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!

    1. 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.

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