This unofficial Python library is for use with the Twitter API. The library includes a command-line tool that allows one to receive and send tweets through an IRC bot and access several types of twitter data. The Command-line Tool allows users to view their tweets, follow/unfollow friends, and view the public timeline. In addition, the twitter-log command will send all your tweets to a simple text file. The twitter-archive and twitter-follow commands will log all the tweets ever sent by a user and all the followers a user has, respectively. Extensive documentation and code examples are available at the project website.
Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers' thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.
In many ways Twitter is a platform to be admired. But how and where it communicates with its developer community has been a bit lacking. At the Chirp conference, Twitter launched the sort of home for discussion and information that should make Twitter developers happy.