Could you provide a regex that match Twitter usernames?
Extra bonus if a Python example is provided.
I've used this as it disregards emails.
Here is a sample tweet:
@Hello how are @you doing @my_friend, email @000 me @ firstname.lastname@example.org @shahmirj
It will also work for hashtags, I use the same expression with the
@ changed to
If you're talking about the
@username thing they use on twitter, then you can use this:
import re twitter_username_re = re.compile(r'@([A-Za-z0-9_]+)')
To make every instance an HTML link, you could do something like this:
my_html_str = twitter_username_re.sub(lambda m: '<a href="http://twitter.com/%s">%s</a>' % (m.group(1), m.group(0)), my_tweet)