Python and Twitter

I short script that I was playing with a few weeks ago. https://github.com/jacquelineflemming/twitter_fun and used it to create http://jacqueline.io/mgm-twitter-search/. I wrote it out of curiosity in response to a project that tells you the mood of a state based on words from Twitter: http://www.hedonometer.org/maps.html?comp=Alabama. Alabama was ranked very low all based on Twitter statuses. The concept is intriguing, I’m sure there is some accuracy but man, what factors are not being considered? I don’t think they accounted for colloquialism of phrases but I think there was an argument that with all of the words as a whole it would wash out colloquialism usage.

But anyway, this is fun for anyone looking to use play with Python and Twitter. Enjoy!