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Python Web Scraping: Get the number of following on a Twitter account

Python Web Scraping: Exercise-17 with Solution

Write a Python program to get the number of "following" on a Twitter account.

Sample Solution:-

Python Code:

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
import requests

handle = input('Input your account name on Twitter: ') 
temp = requests.get('https://twitter.com/'+handle)
bs = BeautifulSoup(temp.text,'lxml')

try:
    following_box = bs.find('li',{'class':'ProfileNav-item ProfileNav-item--following'})
    following = following_box.find('a').find('span',{'class':'ProfileNav-value'})
    print("{} is following {} people.".format(handle,following.get('data-count')))

except:
    print('Account name not found...')
  
 

Output

Input your account name on Twitter:  @prasanta
@prasanta is following 110 people.

Flowchart:

Python Web Scraping Flowchart: Get the number of following on Twitter.

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