I use twitter to follow a lot of good feeds but often I need to follow twitter threads for new replies to have a fast and complete view of complex threads even if I’m not cited or the tweet owner.
I did some search and found a python script from @edu on github that was a good starting point. I learned that twitter API doesn’t allow to get all the replies to a tweet but can be used to search for replies to a given tweet and replies to any reply as well. Good.
So starting from @edu code I wrote Twitter Scraper, a project – made of 2 scripts
- twitter-scraper.py to get a complete list of twitter threads replies so you can have a fast and complete view of complex threads even if you are not the owner or you are not cited in all the tweet branches [video]
- tweet.monitor.sh to check and be notified about new twitter threads replies [video]
The project page details the usage and configuration of both scripts with examples (command line and video), so jump and test 🙂