Twitter Book Maker

Finally got around to finishing a script that will take a Twitter Archive and turn it into a set of images suitable for printing as a photo book. This takes a tweet like this one:


and turns it into an image like this one:

Or a tweet like this one:


would become an image like this one:



I wrote it for tweets that have single images with no other links. It works best if the account doesn't have a lot of RTs, @replies or links as those don't really translate well to a photo book.

If the script gets a tweet with no image, it will represent the text as an image. So a tweet like this one:

looks like this:
 And, I did end up using the Blurb Books 7x7" format which worked pretty well.

Thank you to @Dr.Drang, who wrote Completing my Twitter Archive which is a helpful post and I used some of his code.

The TwitterBookImages script is:

3 comments:

Nelson said...

Nice! I used to love printing Flickr sets. I wonder if it'd be easy to adapt this script to work from a Storify collection of tweets?

Alexander Macgillivray said...

Yes, should be pretty easy. Note though that I was pretty lazy in a bunch of places, so improvements could definitely be made.

William Riley said...

Happy to read that you finished script of Twitter Archive and make a nice set of images which is known as photo book or a twitter book. You are mastermind. Professionally I am an educational expert and helping those students who need help with coursework, and would share your twitter book with my students who take academic services from me and also use social media for educational help at Elite Assignment UK. Thanks.