Who's doing the talking?

We'll use the TwitterAPI module to gather information about people by using the Twitter social network. This is not necessarily the "best" social network. It's widely-used and has a good API. Other social networking software is also important, and worthy of study. We have to begin somewhere, and Twitter seems to have a fairly low barrier to entry.

In Chapter 1, New Missions, New Tools, we downloaded the Twitter API. For information on how to use this package, visit http://pythonhosted.org/TwitterAPI/.

The first step to using Twitter is to have a Twitter account. This is easy and free. Agents who don't have a Twitter account can sign up at http://www.twitter.com. Once signed up, agents might want to follow the Twitter feed ...

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