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[liberationtech] Should we start a new Stanford liberationtech-news list?

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Sun Feb 19 16:31:26 PST 2017

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 04:36:02PM -0500, Thomas Delrue wrote:
>On 02/19/2017 04:25 PM, Rick Valenzuela wrote:
>> and maybe the URL for the article linked within the tweet.
>Please consider santizing this (i.e. remove the redirection that first
>hits twatter) so that they doesn't see that you click on/visit the link,
>that would be good.
>Plus, then people also immediately know where they'll be taken if they
>click the link.
>Also, avoid HTML, prefer plaintext. Why dazzle them with style, when you
>can dazzle them with substance?

Hi Thomas,

I rewrote my script to do that; each tweet would be split into three
lines: the tweet's URL, the tweet text and the expanded link contained
within the tweet. For example:

The latest The Liberationtech Daily!

I put it in a repo here:

There is one issue: if the tweet is a retweet or reply, the expanded_url
from the API's 'entities' shows a truncated short URL, like:…

And hey Ceci! The script I posted also uses Tweepy. Check it out --
there is of course much more data that could be pulled, but I kept it
minimal, thinking that this is likely best for a plaintext summary.


Rick Valenzuela
Shanghai, China

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