Posts Tagged: twitter

TwitPic – Scraping Exif Data

A couple of days ago Dr. Johannes Ullrich did a real interesting post on scraping gps data from twitpic posted photos from twitter users.  You can read the original post with graphs over at the Internet Storm Center blog. He wrote a couple of perl scripts for use with the exiftags tool. So I was inspired to do a similar trick without the perl script and using my favorite, Exiftool by Phil Harvey.  So here comes yet another one of my automators for OSX.  You can download it in the zip below.  Just copy the imagecsv.txt to the root of your user home folder.   Then run the automator app.  You can of course edit the app in Automator to see how it works.  It will prompt you for the twitter user name of your target.  Then it goes to twitpic, scrapes their rss feed of all full sized images and runs exiftool on them.  It makes all the output in a folder on your desktop using the twitter user name.  You may alter what fields the exiftool puts to the exifdump.txt file by editing the imagecsv.txt.  It is just a print format file under the rules of exiftool setup to be tab delimited. Just make sure you have exiftool installed or you wont get the tag dump.  You will end up just getting all the pictures scraped from the user’s rss feed. Download: OSX Automator – TwitPic – ExifScrape

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Twitter

I finally gave in and setup a twitter account.  I have noticed over the past six months the email traffic from a lot of my podcasting friends has gone to a trickle.  It is because they have moved onto Twitter as a method of communication.  Not just posting status updates but actual limited conversations.  You can follow my Twitter feed over at http://twitter.com/georgestarcher

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