is there a way to collect twitts with python?

R. David Murray rdmurray at
Thu Apr 9 03:13:55 CEST 2009

Michael Torrie <torriem at> wrote:
> Tim Wintle wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-04-03 at 14:58 -0600, Michael Torrie wrote:
> >> Oh wow.  If this is what Twitter does to one's ability to articulate
> >> clearly, I hope Twitter dies a horrible death and any APIs and Python
> >> bindings with it!
> > 
> > Thank you, thank you, thank you ....
> > 
> > everyone around me seems to love that thing (twitter), and I still can't
> > work out why (apart from hacks such as using it as a hosted queue for
> > cross-server comms, or receiving cheap sms to your app)
> Yeah.  Of course I always thought that IRC was a good fit for this
> purpose.  Virus writers seem to think so.  I wonder how Twitter would
> deal with viruses and worms using Twitter and a command and control
> communications mechanism.
> People who love Twitter are also people who SMS a lot it seems.  Twitter
> probably is a natural evolution of SMS, melding the IRC idea with
> ridiculously short, hard-to-read, cryptic, lol-speak, messages.  I think
> the Japanese just might be on to something as no one over there uses
> SMS.  It's all e-mail to them.  Granted the scourge of abbreviated words
> and lol-speak is just as bad there.   Sigh.

lol-speak originated on IRC.  (Or probably even earlier on the original
bitnet relay chat.)

R. David Murray   

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