[Air-L] A way of searching Twitter bios?

Regina Tuma reginatuma at gmail.com
Tue Jan 24 11:36:03 PST 2023

Dear Asaf,
I am copying Stu Shulman here as he has done some excellent work using Twitter bios.
Good luck,

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> On Jan 24, 2023, at 1:47 PM, asaf n via Air-L <air-l at listserv.aoir.org> wrote:
> Hi all!
> I'm looking for a bit of methodological advice. I want to study a specific
> group of users on Twitter (stand-up comedians) and searching bio texts
> across the Twitter user base seems like a good way to do it. However, there
> doesn't seem to be a direct API endpoint for it or an option in common
> Twitter sampling tools. What I managed to find were some paid services that
> supply this option (as a way to promote your own account or whatnot).
> So, does anybody know of a tool that manages it somehow? Alternatively, has
> anybody used a paid service for searching bios (the most popular one seems
> to be Followerwonk) and found them trustworthy?
> Many thanks!
> Asaf
> -- 
> Asaf Nissenbaum, PhD
> Bloom post-doctoral fellow
> Department of Communication
> University of Haifa
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