What it does

Catch Some Feelings scrapes replies to any Tweet and runs them through a sentiment analysis API to summarize emotional response. The data is then displayed in a graph for the user using a Flask webserver application.

How we built it

  • Without the Shitty Twitter API

Challenges we ran into

  • Shitty Twitter API
  • Did I mention Shitty Twitter API

The Twitter API has no native support for fetching the replies to a specific Tweet. We ended up hacking a solution by using Selenium to automatically scroll through a Tweet page to scrape replies.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Getting around the Shitty Twitter API

What we learned

  • Never trust the Shitty Twitter API

What's next for Catch Some Feelings

  • Pestering Twitter to add replies to the Twitter API
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