[Air-L] First simple request: directory of twitter accounts for organizations?

Ronald Rice rrice at comm.ucsb.edu
Fri Sep 4 16:46:42 PDT 2020


Hi folks.  This is an incredibly simple question, and I told my colleagues
that I was sure someone (probably many) on AoIR knows the answer to this.
I have a study with 2000 organizations (and their official names) and wish
to find out their main twitter account.  Twitter has a public directory,
but it's browse only.  I'm sure a quick script could take the table of org
names, apply it to some aspect of a twitter API or twitter database and
return a list. But I'm not trained in that really cool and powerful set of
approaches.  However, I'm also sure there is in fact already existing a
twitter directory where you could enter the organization name and get the
account. The paleolithic approach is to search each of the 2000 websites
(which we have) to see if there's a twitter account posted; or worse, type
the org name and "twitter" in Google search. Anyone have a suggestion?
Thanks, so much, in advance.
-- 
Ronald E. Rice
Arthur N. Rupe Professor in the Social Effects of Mass Communication
Department of Communication
4127 SS&MS Bldg
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4020
805-893-8696; rrice at comm.ucsb.edu
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