Great! But to retrieve data from Twitter, we need to make an actual call to the API. So far, we’ve only created the object (twitter_api)that represents the Twitter API we’ll interact with.

To make the call, we’ll do the following:

  1. Create a handle variable (will be set to a Twitter username)
  2. Call the GetUserTimeline() method on the twitter_api object we created in the last exercise and pass in the following three arguments to the method:
  • Twitter handle of the celebrity
  • The number of desired Tweets (count)
  • A retweet flag (include_rts is set to false in order to avoid retrieving retweets)

3. Create a statuses variable set to the code from Step 2 above

Here’s an example:

# This example uses Codecademy's twitter handle handle = "@Codecademy" statuses = twitter_api.GetUserTimeline(screen_name=handle, count=200, include_rts=False)



Create a handle variable and set it equal to the Twitter username of a user you’d like to analyze, as in the example above.


On the next line, call the GetUserTimeline() function on the twitter_api variable. Set it equal to a statuses variable.

Pass in the three necessary arguments, as in the example code above.

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