#AI · Python RSS Tutorials · 2018-04-03 · Thomas Ott

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I recently wrote a small a python script to parse blog feeds and then tweet them out via Twitter. It randomly takes the first 5 RSS entries of a feed and them tweets one out. You'll need to get an API key <https://developer.twitter.com/>__ from Twitter and the credentials, but it's a neat way to keep your readers updated of the various feeds you read or write. Just replace the 'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX' with the various keys you get from Twitter.

import feedparser
import sys
import os
import random

from twython import Twython, TwythonError

CONSUMER_KEY = 'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
CONSUMER_SECRET = 'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
ACCESS_KEY = 'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'
ACCESS_SECRET = 'XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX'

num = random.randint(0,5)

d = feedparser.parse('http://www.neuralmarkettrends.com/feed')

api = Twython(CONSUMER_KEY,CONSUMER_SECRET,ACCESS_KEY,ACCESS_SECRET)

status_text = 'Fresh: ' + d['entries'][num]['title'] + ' link: '+ d['entries'][num]['link'] + ' #NMT'

try: 
    api.update_status(status=status_text)
except TwythonError as e:
    print (e)