twitter-gender-distribution

by ajdavis

Compare number of women, men, and nonbinary people among my friends and followers.

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Gender Distribution of Twitter Friends and Followers

Twitter analytics estimates the gender ratio of your followers, but it doesn't tell you about those you follow--your Twitter "friends"--and it doesn't let you analyze other people's friends and followers. Neither does it notice gender-nonbinary users. This tool attempts to fill the gap. It guesses the gender of your friends and followers by looking in their Twitter bios for pronoun announcements like "she/her", or else guessing based on first name.

I've deployed it for public use since June 2016 at proporti.onl.

Read my article about this code: "72% Of The People I Follow On Twitter Are Men."

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Install

This script requires Python 3, and the packages listed in

requirements.txt
.
python3 -m pip install -r requirements.txt

Command-line Use

Pass a Twitter username to analyze the user's friends and followers:

python3 analyze.py jessejiryudavis

Test

From the repository root directory:

python3 -m unittest discover -v

Website

Start a Flask server for testing:

CONSUMER_KEY=foo CONSUMER_SECRET=bar COOKIE_SECRET=baz python3 server.py 8000

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