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

Yosem Companys companys at
Sun Feb 19 16:59:22 PST 2017

Sounds good, Rick. Anyone want to volunteer to help Rick finetune his code?


On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 4:31 PM, <lists at> wrote:

> 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!
> 11e6-89dc-0cc47a0d15fd
> ```
> I put it in a repo here:
> er/libtech_days_tweets
> 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.
> Best,
> Rick
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