Of course, inquiring minds want to know, so I wrote a little script (account_info.py). The script takes one argument: the name of a twitter account. In the following screenshot, I read some account data for the account twitterapi:
For example, the script reports that
twitterapi has 5.3 million followers, but follows only 48 other accounts.
The script is also able to read the current status. For a reason I don't understand, the status for
twitterapi seems always to be "@TheNiceBot aww thanks, you're lovely too! :-)". The status is correct, however, for other accounts.
Here's the script