Using TwitterCounter with Tweet-SQL

TwitterCounter is a service that provides Twitter user statistics. In their own words; “The TwitterCounter API allows you to retrieve everything TwitterCounter knows about a certain Twitter username.” TwitterCounter basically provides statistics on followers and predictions on growth. The next version of Tweet-SQL will include a procedure to work with this data. Here’s how you use it;

DECLARE @username VARCHAR(30);
-- Set Twitter username
SET @username = 'rhyscampbell';
-- Execute the procedure
EXEC dbo.tweet_util_twitterCounter @username, null, null;

Tweet-SQL results from TwitterCounter

Here’s the raw xml that is accessible by using OUTPUT parameters.

<twittercounter>
  <user_id>297689</user_id>
  <user_name>rhyscampbell</user_name>
  <followers_current>255</followers_current>
  <date_updated>2009-06-06</date_updated>
  <url>http://www.youdidwhatwithtsql.com</url>
  <avatar>70800065/n571986135_2362730_9166_normal.jpg</avatar>
  <follow_days>253</follow_days>
  <started_followers>18</started_followers>
  <growth_since>237</growth_since>
  <average_growth>1</average_growth>
  <tomorrow>256</tomorrow>
  <next_month>285</next_month>
  <followers_yesterday>258</followers_yesterday>
  <rank>90877</rank>
  <followers_2w_ago>18</followers_2w_ago>
  <growth_since_2w>237</growth_since_2w>
  <average_growth_2w>17</average_growth_2w>
  <tomorrow_2w>272</tomorrow_2w>
  <next_month_2w>765</next_month_2w>
  <followersperdate>
    <date2009-05-11>227</date2009-05-11>
    <date2009-05-12>227</date2009-05-12>
    <date2009-05-15>230</date2009-05-15>
    <date2009-05-17>230</date2009-05-17>
    <date2009-05-20>232</date2009-05-20>
    <date2009-05-22>239</date2009-05-22>
    <date2009-05-24>241</date2009-05-24>
    <date2009-05-26>249</date2009-05-26>
    <date2009-05-29>248</date2009-05-29>
    <date2009-05-31>250</date2009-05-31>
    <date2009-06-02>248</date2009-06-02>
    <date2009-06-04>258</date2009-06-04>
    <date2009-06-06>255</date2009-06-06>
  </followersperdate>
</twittercounter>

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