Schlagwort-Archive: thread

How to save a Twitter thread

This is not a trivial task as most browser produce garbage when printing to pdf. Also screenshots do not help so much with multipage threads. “Unroll” also doesn’t work reliable.

So I have been using the archive.today plugin before producing the pdf,  but this method is time consuming  as it needs a captcha.

Having now Selenium running in a docker container, there is a more convenient solution where  just two lines of R are sufficient

remDr$navigate("https://twitter.com/SZ_Muenchen/status/1346425350394236930")
remDr$screenshot(file = 'screen.png')

Login is also possible as explained at github

username <- remDr$findElement(using = "name", value = "session[username_or_email]")
username$sendKeysToElement(list("XXX"))
passwd <- remDr$findElement(using = "name", value = "session[password]")
passwd$sendKeysToElement(list("XXX", "\uE007"))