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lookup social media accounts for names

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This is a small utility that will lookup a name at Google to find its homepage and then look for social media accounts on the page (twitter, facebook, instagram, youtube, and rss). This is rolling the dice a little bit because the top ranked result is assumed to be the homepage for the name. It was really just a proof of concept for looking up organization names, which you can read more about here.

You can run luckysocial on one name, or you can give it CSV file and it will add relevant columns to it. As examples you can look at the included data.csv and data-new.csv to see what the input and output can look like.


First you need to install some things like Python3, and then install luckysocial:

pip install luckysocial


If you want to look up information about a single name you can:

% luckysocial "uc santa barbara"

name: uc santa barbara

Or you can annotate a CSV file by giving it the path to your CSV file (it will look for a name column).

luckysocial data.csv

After it finishes you should see a data-new.csv file with the new columns.

If you have a differently named name column you can use the --name-col option:

luckysocial --name-col "Org Name" data.csv

If you happen to know the homepage for the name already and want to skip the Google lookup you can use the --url-col parameter:

luckysocial --url-col "Web Locationn" data.csv


I'm sure that the logic for finding the accounts on a page could be improved. If you'd like to test it out you can run the test suite:

python test

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