Dnd Tip Tweet Archive

by Mike Shea on 19 August 2013

Last Updated 21 July 2014

Twitter's Twitter archive feature makes it much easier to download and process our entire twitter postings.

The Sly Flourish Twitter feed now has over 1,500 #dnd tips. Using this archive feature, they are all available to you in a single handy package. You can download the entire archive here:

Sly Flourish #dnd Tip Tweet Archive (500k zip)

The Archive

The above zip file contains a set of files, each of which contains all of the Sly Flourish "#dnd tip" tweets beginning on 17 May 2009.

Archive Contents

Here is a list of the specific files in this archive:

dnd_tip_tweets.txt: A simple text file containing all of the tweets with the tweet id, created_at, and text on separate lines.

dnd_tip_tweets.html: An HTML5 version of the tweets. Each tweet's HTML contains the tweet id embedded in the <li> tag and the created_at date within a <date> tag. Each URL contained within the tweet has been hyperlinked.

dnd_tip_tweets.json: A JSON version of the tweets. This JSON file conforms to the Twitter JSON API. This file has the most data contained within each tweet.

dnd_tip_tweets.csv: A comma separated value file of each tweet. It contains the id, created_at, and text. All items have been wrapped in quotes and quotes contained within the text have been escaped with "". It imports directly into Excel.

twitter_archive_tools.py: The Python script used to create this archive. Also available on Github.

Adaptations

You are free to use this archive in many new and interesting ways. Maybe you want to put a random tip up on your blog once a day. Maybe you want to quote it in your new free ebook. Maybe you'd just like to set them up as a daily koan to ponder. As an example, the D&D Tweets Twitter account posts new random tweets from the archive every day using the sf_twitter_bot. I'm hoping you will find all new and great ways to use these D&D tips beyond what I've done here.

If you have an idea on using these in your commercial product, send an email to mike@mikeshea.net to discuss your idea.

Updates

This archive will be updated every six months and will replace the monthly Twitter archives previously published.

License

These tweets and the Python source code for parsing the Twitter archive is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License. You are free to share, copy, distribute, transmit, remix, and adapt the work as long as you attribute it to Michael E. Shea at http://slyflourish.com/, share the work under the same license, and do so for non-commercial purposes. If you have a commercial idea, send a note to mike@mikeshea.net to discuss it. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/.

If you want to give back, please take a look at the Lazy Dungeon Master, Sly Flourish's Dungeon Master Tips and Running Epic Tier D&D Games.

Send feedback to @slyflourish on Twitter or email mike@mikeshea.net.