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Hi, I’m Sean

My name is Sean Duffy, and I’m an intern at ScraperWiki! I’ve just finished sixth form and in around a month’s time I’ll be starting my degree in Computer Systems and Software Engineering at the University of York. As well … Continue reading

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Scrape anyone’s Twitter followers

Words are important, people more so. Following our popular tool which makes it easy to scrape and download tweets, we’re pleased to announce a new one to get any Twitter account’s followers. To use it, log into ScraperWiki, choose “Create a new … Continue reading

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Hi, I’m Steve

Hi, I’m Steve and I’m the most recent addition to ScraperWiki’s burgeoning intern ranks. So, how exactly did I end up here? Looking at ScraperWiki’s team page, you can see that scientists working here is a common theme. I’m no different … Continue reading

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My First Month As an Intern At ScraperWiki

The role of an intern is often a lowly one. Intern duties usually consist of the provision of caffeinated beverages, screeching ‘can I take a message?’ into phones and the occasional promenade to the photocopier and back again. ScraperWiki is … Continue reading

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Introducing the Search for Tweets tool

Hey – my name is Ed Cawthorne and I have recently started with ScraperWiki as the resident product manager. My first task is to let you know about the “Search for Tweets” tool on the new ScraperWiki platform. To understand … Continue reading

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We’ve migrated to EC2

When we started work on the ScraperWiki beta, we decided to host it ‘in the cloud’ using Linode, a PaaS (Platform as a Service) provider. For the uninitiated, Linode allows people to host their own virtual Linux servers without having … Continue reading

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Scraping for kittens

Like most people who possess a pulse and an internet connection, I think kittens are absurdly cute and quite possibly the vehicle in which humanity will usher in an era of world peace. I mean, who doesn’t? They’re adorable. I … Continue reading

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