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Python Web Scraping: Scrap number of tweets of a given Twitter account

Python Web Scraping: Exercise-20 with Solution

Write a Python program to scrap number of tweets of a given Twitter account.

Sample Solution:-

Python Code:

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup
import requests
handle = input('Input your account name on Twitter: ')
ctr = int(input('Input number of tweets to scrape: '))
res=requests.get('https://twitter.com/'+ handle)
bs=BeautifulSoup(res.content,'lxml')
all_tweets = bs.find_all('div',{'class':'tweet'})
if all_tweets:
  for tweet in all_tweets[:ctr]:
    context = tweet.find('div',{'class':'context'}).text.replace("\n"," ").strip()
    content = tweet.find('div',{'class':'content'})
    header = content.find('div',{'class':'stream-item-header'})
    user = header.find('a',{'class':'account-group js-account-group js-action-profile js-user-profile-link js-nav'}).text.replace("\n"," ").strip()
    time = header.find('a',{'class':'tweet-timestamp js-permalink js-nav js-tooltip'}).find('span').text.replace("\n"," ").strip()
    message = content.find('div',{'class':'js-tweet-text-container'}).text.replace("\n"," ").strip()
    footer = content.find('div',{'class':'stream-item-footer'})
    stat = footer.find('div',{'class':'ProfileTweet-actionCountList u-hiddenVisually'}).text.replace("\n"," ").strip()
    if context:
      print(context)
    print(user,time)
    print(message)
    print(stat)
    print()
else:
    print("List is empty/account name not found.")
  
 

Output

Input your account name on Twitter:  @prasanta
Input number of tweets to scrape:  2
Prasanta Kundu Retweeted
WorkApps‏ @WorkAppsInc 13 Nov 2017
A Dedicated Mobile App for your Sales Teams to keep All Product Knowledge handy. Works even when Offline!! Log on to http://www.KnowledgeApps.ai  to know more!pic.twitter.com/5F7v1CRHma
0 replies     3 retweets     2 likes

Prasanta Kundu Retweeted
MVS Murthy‏ @mittispeaks 8 Nov 2017
This one is for all the #BFSI folks ... #HRManager #HRTech Help your sales team sell better. Complete #Product #Knowledge on a dedicated mobile app which works even in #offline mode.  Know more @ http://www.knowledgeapps.ai pic.twitter.com/dwsOpFgX0A
0 replies     2 retweets     0 likes

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