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twitter / RetrieveTwitterFollowers / 0.1.0

README.md

0. TL;DR

Retrieve followers of a specific user on Twitter.

1. Introduction

You can retrieve any given number of followers (according to Twitter's Rate Limit).

Input

  • (Required): The query username (without the @ sign)
  • (Required): Twitter API authentication keys

Output:

  • A list of follower usernames.

2. Query

The query username: The username that you're searching for on Twitter. (key = "query")

Example of a query username:

{
    "username": "algorithmia"
}

3. Authentication

Twitter API authentication keys: The API keys that are necessary to access Twitter API service. You can get yours here. (key = "auth")

{
    "auth": {
        "app_key": "xxxxxxx",
        "app_secret": "xxxxxxx",
        "oauth_token": "xxxxxxx",
        "oauth_token_secret": "xxxxxxx"
    }
}

4. Output

A list of follower usernames: This is the list of relevant followers for your query.

Example of a list of follower usernames

[
    follower_username_1,
    follower_username_2,
    ...,
    follower_username_n
]

5. Example

Example 1:

  • Parameter 1: A query username
  • Parameter 3: Twitter API authentication keys
{
    "username": "google",
    "auth": {
        "app_key": "xxxxxxx",
        "app_secret": "xxxxxxx",
        "oauth_token": "xxxxxxx",
        "oauth_token_secret": "xxxxxxx"
    }
}

6. Credits

For more information, please visit the Python package python-twitter and Twitter Dev Center.