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Auriel Fournier

Web Scraping Journal Articles, Drafting Tweets, Tweeting them, All from R!

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Hello Everyone,

I'm one of the folks who tweets on behalf of the Wilson Ornithological Society. My job specifically is to tweet 4 times a year about the new articles that come out in each new issue off the Wilson Journal of Ornithology. In the past this took ~8 hours an issue, with lots of copying and pasting and scheduling tweets by hand. Which was not the funnest thing in the world. So over the past few months I've been working on automating as much of this as possible in R.

Its now detailed here in this github repo.


Happy to answer any questions folks have, or hear any areas I could improve this. This is the first I've done any web scraping, and am keen to learn more!

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