Twitter Data Analysis

In this lesson, we’re going to learn how to analyze and explore Twitter data with Pandas and the Python/command line tool twarc. This tool was developed by a project called Documenting the Now. The DocNow team develops tools and ethical frameworks for social media research.

This lesson presumes that you’ve already installed and configured twarc and collected some Twitter data (covered in the previous lesson).

Twarc

Search

Search for tweets that mentioned “Infinite Jest” from the last 7-14 days, only from verified accounts

twarc search "Infinite Jest filter:verified" > infinite_jest_verified_tweets.jsonl

JSON to CSV

Transform .jsonl to .csv file

!python twarc/utils/json2csv.py --extra-field rt_text retweeted_status.full_text infinite_jest_verified_tweets.jsonl > infinite_jest_verified_tweets.csv

Read in Tweet CSV files with Pandas

Import Pandas

import pandas as pd

Set Pandas Display Options

Set Pandas display options so columns are wider and more columns are visible

pd.set_option('max_colwidth', 5000)
pd.set_option('max_columns', 40)
pd.set_option('max_rows', 100)

Read in CSV file

infinite_jest_df = pd.read_csv('infinite_jest_verified_tweets.csv')

Check Columns

Check what Twitter metadata exists in this CSV file

infinite_jest_df.columns
Index(['id', 'tweet_url', 'created_at', 'parsed_created_at',
       'user_screen_name', 'text', 'tweet_type', 'coordinates', 'hashtags',
       'media', 'urls', 'favorite_count', 'in_reply_to_screen_name',
       'in_reply_to_status_id', 'in_reply_to_user_id', 'lang', 'place',
       'possibly_sensitive', 'retweet_count', 'retweet_or_quote_id',
       'retweet_or_quote_screen_name', 'retweet_or_quote_user_id', 'source',
       'user_id', 'user_created_at', 'user_default_profile_image',
       'user_description', 'user_favourites_count', 'user_followers_count',
       'user_friends_count', 'user_listed_count', 'user_location', 'user_name',
       'user_statuses_count', 'user_time_zone', 'user_urls', 'user_verified',
       'rt_text'],
      dtype='object')

As you can see above, there is a lot of metadata that comes with every tweet!

Check Shape

Check the size of dataframe (number of rows = number of tweets)

infinite_jest_df.shape
(197, 38)

Preview DataFrame

infinite_jest_df.head()
id tweet_url created_at parsed_created_at user_screen_name text tweet_type coordinates hashtags media urls favorite_count in_reply_to_screen_name in_reply_to_status_id in_reply_to_user_id lang place possibly_sensitive retweet_count retweet_or_quote_id retweet_or_quote_screen_name retweet_or_quote_user_id source user_id user_created_at user_default_profile_image user_description user_favourites_count user_followers_count user_friends_count user_listed_count user_location user_name user_statuses_count user_time_zone user_urls user_verified rt_text
0 1298279565932900354 https://twitter.com/thememorypalace/status/1298279565932900354 Tue Aug 25 15:22:24 +0000 2020 2020-08-25 15:22:24+00:00 thememorypalace @JustinCChang Avoid the man who wants to put up a bookshelf solely for his copy of Infinite Jest but can't because, his Wallace? Not big enough. reply NaN NaN NaN NaN 4 JustinCChang 1.298277e+18 96683173.0 en NaN NaN 0 NaN NaN NaN <a href="https://mobile.twitter.com" rel="nofollow">Twitter Web App</a> 60200577 Sun Jul 26 01:38:52 +0000 2009 False Nate DiMeo is the creator of The Memory Palace, the world's only podcast. https://t.co/S0LyGTdXFg 11856 18821 580 417 Los Angeles Nate DiMeo 8371 NaN http://www.thememorypalace.us True NaN
1 1298267213544058885 https://twitter.com/JeremyDuns/status/1298267213544058885 Tue Aug 25 14:33:19 +0000 2020 2020-08-25 14:33:19+00:00 JeremyDuns Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I retweet NaN NaN NaN NaN 105 NaN NaN NaN en NaN NaN 9 1.298016e+18 virgil_30 1.897940e+09 <a href="https://mobile.twitter.com" rel="nofollow">Twitter Web App</a> 37669898 Mon May 04 14:25:33 +0000 2009 False Author of Free Agent, Song of Treason, The Moscow Option, Spy Out The Land and non-fiction Dead Drop (Codename: HERO in the US). 29977 16473 2193 297 Åland Jeremy Duns 102595 NaN https://www.jeremy-duns.com True Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I
2 1298263845320798212 https://twitter.com/juliareinstein/status/1298263845320798212 Tue Aug 25 14:19:55 +0000 2020 2020-08-25 14:19:55+00:00 juliareinstein "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes retweet NaN NaN NaN NaN 9228 NaN NaN NaN en NaN NaN 711 1.298107e+18 bugposting 6.305232e+08 <a href="http://twitter.com/download/iphone" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a> 219718241 Thu Nov 25 17:35:57 +0000 2010 False reporter at @BuzzFeedNews. pro-union and pro-Union Pool. this is a Fleetwood Mac stan account\n\ntell me things: julia.reinstein@buzzfeed.com or DM (she/her) 25804 29592 1491 349 Brooklyn, NY julia reinstein 🚡 48073 NaN https://www.buzzfeednews.com/author/juliareinstein True "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes
3 1298258323364405251 https://twitter.com/AditiJuneja3/status/1298258323364405251 Tue Aug 25 13:57:59 +0000 2020 2020-08-25 13:57:59+00:00 AditiJuneja3 Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." retweet NaN NaN NaN NaN 16764 NaN NaN NaN en NaN NaN 1929 1.297909e+18 MchughJess 2.575336e+09 <a href="http://twitter.com/download/iphone" rel="nofollow">Twitter for iPhone</a> 545630206 Thu Apr 05 02:41:49 +0000 2012 False Lawyer. Writer. Organizer. Personal opinions. Work @protctdemocracy. Host/creator @selfcaresundays. Board @disabrightsfund. @ForbesUnder30 @GlobalShapers. 97595 18071 1130 253 New York, NY Aditi Juneja 101991 NaN http://www.aditijuneja.me True Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book."
4 1298256212849393664 https://twitter.com/ZJemptv/status/1298256212849393664 Tue Aug 25 13:49:36 +0000 2020 2020-08-25 13:49:36+00:00 ZJemptv don’t avoid reading infinite jest because it’s a signifier of a certain type of dude’s aesthetic taste and academic literature circle-jerkery, avoid reading it because david foster wallace assaulted mary karr retweet NaN NaN NaN NaN 662 NaN NaN NaN en NaN NaN 69 1.298008e+18 aedison 1.471021e+06 <a href="http://twitter.com/download/android" rel="nofollow">Twitter for Android</a> 5780032 Sat May 05 02:24:35 +0000 2007 False Orlando trans activist and science writer. Gender Analysis. NSFW. Wife of @ADubiousPronoun. https://t.co/RgoLBGZiGL zjemptv@gmail.com 58545 22495 6628 500 Orlando, FL Zinnia, adult demon female 149874 NaN https://genderanalysis.net/ True don’t avoid reading infinite jest because it’s a signifier of a certain type of dude’s aesthetic taste and academic literature circle-jerkery, avoid reading it because david foster wallace assaulted mary karr

Filter Twitter Data

infinite_jest_df[['created_at', 'tweet_type', 'media', 'text', 'rt_text','retweet_count',  'urls', 'user_name', 'user_location', 'hashtags', ]].head(100)
created_at tweet_type media text rt_text retweet_count urls user_name user_location hashtags
0 Tue Aug 25 15:22:24 +0000 2020 reply NaN @JustinCChang Avoid the man who wants to put up a bookshelf solely for his copy of Infinite Jest but can't because, his Wallace? Not big enough. NaN 0 NaN Nate DiMeo Los Angeles NaN
1 Tue Aug 25 14:33:19 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I 9 NaN Jeremy Duns Åland NaN
2 Tue Aug 25 14:19:55 +0000 2020 retweet NaN "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN julia reinstein 🚡 Brooklyn, NY NaN
3 Tue Aug 25 13:57:59 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN Aditi Juneja New York, NY NaN
4 Tue Aug 25 13:49:36 +0000 2020 retweet NaN don’t avoid reading infinite jest because it’s a signifier of a certain type of dude’s aesthetic taste and academic literature circle-jerkery, avoid reading it because david foster wallace assaulted mary karr don’t avoid reading infinite jest because it’s a signifier of a certain type of dude’s aesthetic taste and academic literature circle-jerkery, avoid reading it because david foster wallace assaulted mary karr 69 NaN Zinnia, adult demon female Orlando, FL NaN
5 Tue Aug 25 13:47:47 +0000 2020 original NaN infinite jest is the radiohead of books. NaN 11 NaN brandonstosuy NaN NaN
6 Tue Aug 25 13:39:35 +0000 2020 original NaN The Books subreddit is sort of like Book Twitter, but with much less arguing about Infinite Jest. https://t.co/cWzKusvNct NaN 7 https://lithub.com/everything-is-terrible-except-the-books-subreddit/ Literary Hub NaN NaN
7 Tue Aug 25 13:33:16 +0000 2020 reply NaN @TheStalwart Has she read infinite jest yet? NaN 0 NaN Justin Paterno New York NaN
8 Tue Aug 25 13:17:09 +0000 2020 reply NaN @TheStalwart infinite jest by david foster wallace, not sure if you've heard of him NaN 2 NaN Alexandra Scaggs Brooklyn, NY NaN
9 Tue Aug 25 13:16:39 +0000 2020 retweet NaN “Infinite Jest” changed my life. It’s true. @jamesbmeigs saw me carrying it into the Premiere office...and a little later threw a thick batch of paper on my desk and told me, “Okay, I need you to mollify David Foster Wallace.” The adventure begins... “Infinite Jest” changed my life. It’s true. @jamesbmeigs saw me carrying it into the Premiere office...and a little later threw a thick batch of paper on my desk and told me, “Okay, I need you to mollify David Foster Wallace.” The adventure begins... 5 NaN Sonny Bunch Dallas, TX NaN
10 Tue Aug 25 13:06:03 +0000 2020 reply NaN As with Infinite Jest, they pretend they’re making fun of men but they’re really making fun of the 1990s NaN 0 NaN Gabriel Roth Brooklyn NaN
11 Tue Aug 25 12:46:24 +0000 2020 retweet NaN “Infinite Jest” changed my life. It’s true. @jamesbmeigs saw me carrying it into the Premiere office...and a little later threw a thick batch of paper on my desk and told me, “Okay, I need you to mollify David Foster Wallace.” The adventure begins... “Infinite Jest” changed my life. It’s true. @jamesbmeigs saw me carrying it into the Premiere office...and a little later threw a thick batch of paper on my desk and told me, “Okay, I need you to mollify David Foster Wallace.” The adventure begins... 5 NaN Jordan Hoffman. Gamehendge, New York NaN
12 Tue Aug 25 12:43:50 +0000 2020 reply NaN @DanielTorday Now I just need to. . . read INFINITE JEST. And b/c of your championing it, I will give it a try. NaN 0 NaN Bethanne Patrick Supports #BidenHarris2020 McLean, VA NaN
13 Tue Aug 25 12:07:06 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Guys, at lunchtime remember to read a passage from Infinite Jest, watch a Sopranos clip and go long tech stocks Guys, at lunchtime remember to read a passage from Infinite Jest, watch a Sopranos clip and go long tech stocks 8 NaN Siddhartha Mahanta Brooklyn NaN
14 Tue Aug 25 11:52:04 +0000 2020 reply NaN @JasonIsbell I have Infinite Jest and tried to read it twice, but never got through it. So naturally, I just ordered 2666 and 1Q84. Now there is a competition in my brain; which of the three will I read all the way through for the first time? NaN 0 NaN Matt Tullis Sandy Hook, Connecticut NaN
15 Tue Aug 25 11:32:17 +0000 2020 reply NaN @sherwoodsuppers @sarahditum TMWQ is, like Infinite Jest, an endurance challenge well worth undertaking NaN 0 NaN Chris Deerin on the wind NaN
16 Tue Aug 25 11:04:43 +0000 2020 original NaN ah yes, another day of discussing INFINITE JEST, a 700 page novel that no one i have met in real life has read and yet every single person on here has NaN 1 NaN dave whelan Denver, CO NaN
17 Tue Aug 25 10:56:05 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Goethe?! So no Germans then, I guess. \n\nI don’t own Infinite Jest. \n\nI own two Hemingway books.\n\nI don’t own Lolita but I have several other Nabokov books. \n\nWhy the Turgenev hate? \n\nI like Bukowski’s poems while not thinking he was a cool guy. \n\nAyn Rand is shit. https://t.co/SOkfHFvcLM Goethe?! So no Germans then, I guess. \n\nI don’t own Infinite Jest. \n\nI own two Hemingway books.\n\nI don’t own Lolita but I have several other Nabokov books. \n\nWhy the Turgenev hate? \n\nI like Bukowski’s poems while not thinking he was a cool guy. \n\nAyn Rand is shit. https://t.co/SOkfHFvcLM 3 NaN Mic Wright 🏳️‍🌈🌋🏴‍☠️ London NaN
18 Tue Aug 25 10:31:04 +0000 2020 reply NaN Also you CAN'T read Infinite Jest without it being "dog-eared" BECAUSE OF THE FOOTNOTES AND ALSO BECAUSE IT'S RIDICULOUSLY BIG NaN 0 NaN Sarah Ditum Bath, England NaN
19 Tue Aug 25 10:25:21 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I 9 NaN ines helene NaN NaN
20 Tue Aug 25 09:32:31 +0000 2020 original NaN overnight, the 'arrest all infinite jest readers' genre of tweet has gone from something which receives unanimous praise and lands you a column, to something which gets you pilloried, so i really feel for the next generation of would-be cultural commentators with nothing to say NaN 6 NaN Stan The Golden Boy Cardiff/London NaN
21 Tue Aug 25 09:31:47 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Ironically if you cut Infinite Jest in half you end up with two Infinite Jests Ironically if you cut Infinite Jest in half you end up with two Infinite Jests 57 NaN EIIiot Sometimes, tough love NaN
22 Tue Aug 25 08:33:31 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa 13 NaN Ed Jefferson London, Twitter NaN
23 Tue Aug 25 08:31:49 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa 13 NaN Ian Steadman London, UK NaN
24 Tue Aug 25 06:09:06 +0000 2020 original NaN I read Infinite Jest. I also read 2666 and 1Q84 that year and I carried the damn things all over the world because I didn’t want an e-reader so I wound up sleeping with a bruised nose, but my wife read Joyce that year and understood that shit so I rightfully got zero extra credit NaN 67 NaN Jason Isbell Nashville/Muscle Shoals NaN
25 Tue Aug 25 06:02:51 +0000 2020 retweet NaN "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN safy mpls NaN
26 Tue Aug 25 05:38:25 +0000 2020 reply NaN I’m a mere 15% into Infinite Jest and there has been a questionable amount of cross dressing + homophobia plus the n word, nvm affecting blackness in ways that make it impossible for my mind not to invoke DFW’s white-ass face NaN 1 NaN Patricia Hernandez New York, NY NaN
27 Tue Aug 25 04:52:34 +0000 2020 retweet NaN guys will be like “I know an infinite jest” and then bring you here https://t.co/HtTQdok4Zp guys will be like “I know an infinite jest” and then bring you here https://t.co/HtTQdok4Zp 9 NaN Amanda Mull Brooklyn, NY NaN
28 Tue Aug 25 04:26:23 +0000 2020 retweet NaN "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN Brooke Rogers 🌻 Queens, NY NaN
29 Tue Aug 25 04:02:11 +0000 2020 retweet NaN "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN Iva Dixit iva.dixit@nytimes.com NaN
30 Tue Aug 25 04:00:29 +0000 2020 retweet NaN "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN Brett _________ NYC (via Chicago suburbs) NaN
31 Tue Aug 25 03:59:08 +0000 2020 retweet NaN "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN Seth Simons i’m in boise NaN
32 Tue Aug 25 03:58:27 +0000 2020 retweet NaN "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN james cassar 🅴 philadelphia NaN
33 Tue Aug 25 03:24:11 +0000 2020 original NaN I read Infinite Jest AFTER everyone joked about how pretentious it was thereby making a comment on how the people who enter into the above-it-all scoffing palavers vis-à-vis the novel were actually those who didn’t read it (i.e. the true “douchs” (sic) are they themselves); oh no NaN 1 NaN Dan Wilbur Brooklyn, NY NaN
34 Tue Aug 25 01:49:12 +0000 2020 original NaN if the jest is merely *countably* infinite, yes, that's a warning sign NaN 1 NaN Parker Higgins Brooklyn, NY NaN
35 Tue Aug 25 01:47:56 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN Danielle Binks Melbourne, Australia NaN
36 Tue Aug 25 01:43:28 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. 87 NaN Elizabeth Sile CT NaN
37 Tue Aug 25 01:42:48 +0000 2020 retweet https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgNTTlbU4AASqtv.jpg remember when i smoked weed out of infinite jest https://t.co/B9tUeer3wV remember when i smoked weed out of infinite jest https://t.co/B9tUeer3wV 472 NaN james cassar 🅴 philadelphia NaN
38 Tue Aug 25 01:41:23 +0000 2020 quote NaN I got a little Hemingway, can’t lie. But I’m otherwise clear. And my copy of Infinite Jest is not only not dog-eared, nobody’s even seen, like, page 50 of it. And I tried!! https://t.co/pHakg0Q40a NaN 0 https://twitter.com/mchughjess/status/1297908630986076166 JordanHeath-Rawlings Toronto NaN
39 Tue Aug 25 01:20:29 +0000 2020 original NaN my reviews of the 7 forbidden books/authors \n\n1. Infinite Jest: A-\n2. Hemingway: i like the violence \n3. Bukowski: misogynist, some lols when at his most pathetic\n4. Rand: in hell\n5. Goethe: name too hard \n6. Lolita: this mf said “Humbert “Humbert”\n7. Fathers and Sons: TBD NaN 3 NaN Miles Klee 🦜 LA NaN
40 Tue Aug 25 01:08:17 +0000 2020 retweet NaN it's called infinite jest because the joke will always be on us, forever it's called infinite jest because the joke will always be on us, forever 10 NaN Taylor Lorenz DM me tips! Don't tweet to me NaN
41 Tue Aug 25 00:54:43 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN Berta Herrero 🇪🇺 NaN
42 Tue Aug 25 00:36:10 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. 87 NaN Scott Lynch Massachusetts NaN
43 Tue Aug 25 00:35:27 +0000 2020 original NaN Men: Stop being so sensitive, women named Karen!\nAlso men: I am personally affronted by your mocking of INFINITE JEST. NaN 1 NaN Max Weiss Baltimore, MD NaN
44 Tue Aug 25 00:15:47 +0000 2020 retweet NaN just found out the guy I’m dating is really twenty copies of INFINITE JEST stacked inside a trench coat. wtf gutted 💔 just found out the guy I’m dating is really twenty copies of INFINITE JEST stacked inside a trench coat. wtf gutted 💔 32 NaN Em 🌚 Brooklyn, NY NaN
45 Mon Aug 24 23:36:57 +0000 2020 retweet NaN i can't take it anymore.... i have to speak my truth..... i actually have read infinite jest three times and i am completely in awe of it every time..... i truly don't understand how it's come to represent some kind of fuckboy marker i can't take it anymore.... i have to speak my truth..... i actually have read infinite jest three times and i am completely in awe of it every time..... i truly don't understand how it's come to represent some kind of fuckboy marker 1 NaN jesse andrews remote chilean fishing village NaN
46 Mon Aug 24 23:33:54 +0000 2020 original NaN i can't take it anymore.... i have to speak my truth..... i actually have read infinite jest three times and i am completely in awe of it every time..... i truly don't understand how it's come to represent some kind of fuckboy marker NaN 1 NaN eve andrews pittsburgh NaN
47 Mon Aug 24 23:30:59 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN Stuart Hazeldine London NaN
48 Mon Aug 24 23:24:10 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Trying to decide which of my beloved dog-eared books to read next: Infinite Jest, Fathers and Sons, Philip Roth’s sex diaries, or Boondock Saints (novelization) Trying to decide which of my beloved dog-eared books to read next: Infinite Jest, Fathers and Sons, Philip Roth’s sex diaries, or Boondock Saints (novelization) 1 NaN Jeff Stein Washington, DC NaN
49 Mon Aug 24 23:14:51 +0000 2020 original NaN While it may still not be advisable to be a "You Gotta Read Infinite Jest" guy, 2020 is a great time to become a "The Pale King Is Actually A Better And Subtly More Ambitious Work" guy. NaN 0 NaN Aaron Sankin NY NaN
50 Mon Aug 24 23:12:41 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Not to add to the Infinite Jest discourse but if I wanted to read the work of a mentally unstable man who abused women and then killed himself I would just read my Dad's diary. Not to add to the Infinite Jest discourse but if I wanted to read the work of a mentally unstable man who abused women and then killed himself I would just read my Dad's diary. 4 NaN Hrag In Diaspora NaN
51 Mon Aug 24 23:00:18 +0000 2020 reply NaN @NickRiccardi Thinking of getting a bulk order of Infinite Jest for the whole shelf because you get it NaN 0 NaN Corey Hutchins Colorado NaN
52 Mon Aug 24 22:57:37 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Seven Books I Have Not And Will Not Read:\n\n1. Mein Kampf\n2. Infinite Jest\n3. The God Delusion\n4. Infinite Jest (paperback)\n5. Rick and Morty\n6. White people\n7. Nickelback Seven Books I Have Not And Will Not Read:\n\n1. Mein Kampf\n2. Infinite Jest\n3. The God Delusion\n4. Infinite Jest (paperback)\n5. Rick and Morty\n6. White people\n7. Nickelback 549 NaN Paul F. Tompkins HOLLYWOOD, U.S.A. NaN
53 Mon Aug 24 22:56:12 +0000 2020 original https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgOIlVyWoAANbDV.jpg Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa NaN 13 NaN hk SE London NaN
54 Mon Aug 24 22:43:23 +0000 2020 reply NaN @bgluckman I have three copies of Infinite Jest on my bookshelf, so I'm in no position to advise. NaN 0 NaN William Beutler Washington, DC NaN
55 Mon Aug 24 22:42:34 +0000 2020 reply NaN @DanaSchwartzzz Do annoying guys even read infinite jest anymore?? I feel like this is late 2000s men not 2020s men NaN 0 NaN Susan Fowler 🪐 NaN
56 Mon Aug 24 22:41:30 +0000 2020 original NaN I made guyinyourmfa in 2014 we do not need to have the conversation about white dudes reading infinite jest anymore lol I was pushing it in terms of relevance even then NaN 19 NaN Dana Schwartz Los Angeles, CA NaN
57 Mon Aug 24 22:33:47 +0000 2020 quote NaN I'd be a lot more worried about a copy of Infinite Jest that appeared to have never been opened. https://t.co/qN11Xas2c6 NaN 0 https://twitter.com/MchughJess/status/1297908630986076166 William Beutler Washington, DC NaN
58 Mon Aug 24 22:32:53 +0000 2020 retweet NaN 7 red flags on a mans bookshelf:\n\n1) okay kinda sus that there’s no books\n2) wait it’s really all funko pops? \n3) and you have how many shelves like this?\n4)oh god it’s all funko pops\n5) I have to go \n6) this is too many funko pops\n7) Infinite Jest 7 red flags on a mans bookshelf:\n\n1) okay kinda sus that there’s no books\n2) wait it’s really all funko pops? \n3) and you have how many shelves like this?\n4)oh god it’s all funko pops\n5) I have to go \n6) this is too many funko pops\n7) Infinite Jest 22 NaN speedy ortiz ÷ haunted painting 9.25.2020 somebody's couch NaN
59 Mon Aug 24 22:32:44 +0000 2020 reply NaN @danchristopher That's very INFINITE JEST NaN 0 NaN Listen to the Roland High Life on Spotify Boston, MA NaN
60 Mon Aug 24 22:25:50 +0000 2020 original NaN here's an infinite jest:\n\nYour posts NaN 0 NaN It's Five O'Cocke Somewhere 🐓 Los Angeles, CA NaN
61 Mon Aug 24 22:25:21 +0000 2020 original NaN guys love talking about 'infinite jest', but me? I FELT infinite jest....when I voted for Hillary in 2016 NaN 2 NaN hk SE London NaN
62 Mon Aug 24 22:24:13 +0000 2020 reply NaN @kait_tiffany i have a copy of infinite jest AND cryptonomicon, although in my defense i have never finished either NaN 0 NaN Adi Robertson NYC NaN
63 Mon Aug 24 22:23:48 +0000 2020 original https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgOBFt5XsAAbK3S.jpg The world if dudes would just stop reading Infinite Jest and watching The Sopranos https://t.co/RGRi3GjZym NaN 1 NaN ryan lawler philly yo NaN
64 Mon Aug 24 22:23:20 +0000 2020 original NaN at this point infinite jest exists only as a bit about guys you shouldn't date, to the extent that if you did sincere IJ tweets they'd come across as joke posts. what about 'oh yeah it's a book about a brutal quebecois terrorist group who are all in wheelchairs' seems plausible NaN 18 NaN Dr. Strategy (tenured, unremovable) SE15 NaN
65 Mon Aug 24 22:21:15 +0000 2020 original NaN Why is half my feed talking about INFINITE JEST today? Are we in 2012 again? NaN 0 NaN Listen to the Roland High Life on Spotify Boston, MA NaN
66 Mon Aug 24 22:19:16 +0000 2020 retweet NaN reading infinite jest while watching goodfellas on my headboardless floor mattress. life is good reading infinite jest while watching goodfellas on my headboardless floor mattress. life is good 76 NaN ryan lawler philly yo NaN
67 Mon Aug 24 22:17:32 +0000 2020 original NaN what am i going to do with all my infinite jest funko pops NaN 0 NaN Joel Golby London NaN
68 Mon Aug 24 21:58:43 +0000 2020 original NaN After careful consideration and reflection, I've decided once again to stay out of the Infinite Jest discourse. Thank you. NaN 0 NaN Ashley Dean New Orleans, LA NaN
69 Mon Aug 24 21:50:40 +0000 2020 original NaN First they came for Infinite Jest, and I did not speak out — because I had not read Infinite Jest. NaN 0 NaN tryler NaN NaN
70 Mon Aug 24 21:40:44 +0000 2020 reply NaN @Fohnicus You open up the copy of Infinite jest. Inside are five more copies of Infinite Jest NaN 0 NaN Carli Velocci ➡ 🛌 Los Angeles, CA NaN
71 Mon Aug 24 21:35:50 +0000 2020 reply NaN @MattZeitlin Theory: No one has ever read all of Infinite Jest. NaN 0 NaN Chris O'Brien Toulouse, France NaN
72 Mon Aug 24 21:29:22 +0000 2020 original NaN INfinite jest? in this economy? NaN 2 NaN Dante Colorado Brooklyn Prefecture NaN
73 Mon Aug 24 21:28:56 +0000 2020 original NaN I never read infinite jest. I only have time for finite jests. NaN 1 NaN bog dad Netherlands NaN
74 Mon Aug 24 21:27:06 +0000 2020 reply NaN i think there is a lot of beauty in infinite jest but it can be hard to get through (I certainly would not have kept pushing through had I not been paid to blog about the experience) and so much about the man who wrote it makes me very sad NaN 4 NaN Avery Edison Liverpool, UK NaN
75 Mon Aug 24 21:25:21 +0000 2020 retweet NaN @jgrebes @jscros I love my boyfriend who has read infinite jest no further questions your honor 😤 @jgrebes @jscros I love my boyfriend who has read infinite jest no further questions your honor 😤 1 NaN Jack Crosbie Brooklyn, NY NaN
76 Mon Aug 24 21:23:16 +0000 2020 original NaN The Pale King is better than Infinite Jest but no one’s ready for that conversation NaN 0 NaN Matthew Zeitlin New York NaN
77 Mon Aug 24 21:22:25 +0000 2020 original NaN don’t avoid reading infinite jest because it’s a signifier of a certain type of dude’s aesthetic taste and academic literature circle-jerkery, avoid reading it because david foster wallace assaulted mary karr NaN 69 NaN Avery Edison Liverpool, UK NaN
78 Mon Aug 24 21:21:42 +0000 2020 original NaN On the bright side, if you hook up with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, there's a 100 percent chance you won't see a copy of "Infinite Jest" on his bedroom bookshelf. NaN 0 NaN Alex Heard Santa Fe, NM NaN
79 Mon Aug 24 21:16:05 +0000 2020 reply NaN @jscros @Tanmom kara what are your thoughts re: infinite jest? NaN 0 NaN James Grebey New York, NY NaN
80 Mon Aug 24 21:15:23 +0000 2020 quote NaN 1. Never read Infinite Jest. But dogeared 2066 &amp; Gravity's Rainbow for sure\n2. Just the right amount of Hemingway\n3. Maybe some Bukowski somewhere in the back\n4. No Ayn Rand\n5. Goethe yeah right\n6. Lolita sure but haven't read it in 15 years\n7. GTFO with that Turgenev https://t.co/CW0i3iZkl4 NaN 0 https://twitter.com/MchughJess/status/1297908630986076166 Nate Schenkkan NaN NaN
81 Mon Aug 24 21:12:55 +0000 2020 original NaN I swear we have the same talk about Infinite Jest every damned year. https://t.co/c6ddJifYN4 NaN 0 https://www.pastemagazine.com/books/david-foster-wallace/why-insufferable-people-love-infinite-jest/ Robin LeBlanc, from work Toronto, ON NaN
82 Mon Aug 24 21:12:20 +0000 2020 retweet NaN I actually really like Infinite Jest I actually really like Infinite Jest 9 NaN Darcy James Argue Brooklyn NaN
83 Mon Aug 24 21:08:32 +0000 2020 retweet NaN I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man 61 NaN kathbarbadoro Brooklyn, NY NaN
84 Mon Aug 24 21:00:33 +0000 2020 original https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgNuMO9XsAE6gin.jpg Goethe?! So no Germans then, I guess. \n\nI don’t own Infinite Jest. \n\nI own two Hemingway books.\n\nI don’t own Lolita but I have several other Nabokov books. \n\nWhy the Turgenev hate? \n\nI like Bukowski’s poems while not thinking he was a cool guy. \n\nAyn Rand is shit. https://t.co/SOkfHFvcLM NaN 3 NaN Mic Wright 🏳️‍🌈🌋🏴‍☠️ London NaN
85 Mon Aug 24 20:59:26 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. 87 NaN Sam Adler-Bell Brooklyn, NY NaN
86 Mon Aug 24 20:58:55 +0000 2020 quote NaN There are good uses for owning Infinite Jest. https://t.co/iwGSvZ2wHh NaN 0 https://twitter.com/davidiserson/status/1240135002198769668 David Iserson Los Angeles, CA NaN
87 Mon Aug 24 20:55:48 +0000 2020 original NaN I have never once regretted muting Infinite Jest NaN 2 NaN kelsey mckinney Mckinney.kelsey@gmail.com NaN
88 Mon Aug 24 20:53:28 +0000 2020 original NaN Top warning signs in my bookshelf\n1. You approach and realize it's not a bookshelf at all. You take a true crime book off the shelf and the bookshelf dissolves, showing you a statue of your greatest fears.\n2. The statue then opens its mouth, revealing a copy of Infinite Jest NaN 0 NaN Carli Velocci ➡ 🛌 Los Angeles, CA NaN
89 Mon Aug 24 20:51:52 +0000 2020 original NaN I actually really like Infinite Jest NaN 9 NaN Gabriel Roth Brooklyn NaN
90 Mon Aug 24 20:49:19 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN brian braiker http://instagram.com/braiker NaN
91 Mon Aug 24 20:48:02 +0000 2020 retweet NaN you ever think COINTELPRO is like “I’m bored af let’s make them argue about Infinite Jest again” you ever think COINTELPRO is like “I’m bored af let’s make them argue about Infinite Jest again” 437 NaN R. Luke DuBois New York, NY, USA NaN
92 Mon Aug 24 20:47:21 +0000 2020 original NaN i am exactly Online enough that i see the meta-tweets that are, like, "who even is randy rainbow?" or "why is everybody talking about infinite jest?" or "what's the deal with joyce carol oates's feet" but not the original content NaN 0 NaN Seth D. Michaels W A-S-H I-N-G T-O-N baby, DC NaN
93 Mon Aug 24 20:44:13 +0000 2020 reply NaN @JamesSurowiecki You're right, James, but also wrong. This isn't about having good taste, being fair-minded or being well-read.\n\n(FWIW, I have a beat-up copy of "Infinite Jest" with a lovely title-page inscription from the female friend with whom I once read the book. Wonder if that gets a pass.) NaN 0 NaN Brian Patrick Eha 💥 New York, NY NaN
94 Mon Aug 24 20:42:56 +0000 2020 retweet NaN Helpful to think of this site as the cafeteria: one day out of every week, they're gonna wind up serving "Infinite Jest discourse" again, and all you can say is "Aw, man, Infinite Jest again!?" and eat it, because that's what's on offer. Helpful to think of this site as the cafeteria: one day out of every week, they're gonna wind up serving "Infinite Jest discourse" again, and all you can say is "Aw, man, Infinite Jest again!?" and eat it, because that's what's on offer. 9 NaN Gabriel Roth Brooklyn NaN
95 Mon Aug 24 20:39:30 +0000 2020 retweet NaN I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man 61 NaN Gabrielle Moss gabrielle@gabriellemoss.net NaN
96 Mon Aug 24 20:36:23 +0000 2020 original NaN my 2017 Halloween costume was just me wearing a t-shirt with a printed out el*n m*sk tweet, a cardigan, and scarf carrying around a copy of Infinite Jest and I think it's funny that people just blanket assumed I hadn't actually read the book NaN 0 NaN Brett Williams Brooklyn, NY NaN
97 Mon Aug 24 20:31:46 +0000 2020 reply NaN @mollylambert I'm not an Infinite Jest man, I'm an Infinite Jest, man. NaN 1 NaN Steven Hyden Minneapolis, MN NaN
98 Mon Aug 24 20:31:32 +0000 2020 retweet NaN I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man 61 NaN Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson L.A., mostly NaN
99 Mon Aug 24 20:25:32 +0000 2020 reply NaN @mollylambert I loaned someone my copy of Infinite Jest and they had the audacity to return it when they were done. 🌏☄️ NaN 0 NaN Sovereign Syre onlyfans.com/sovereignsyre NaN
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47 Mon Aug 24 23:30:59 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/stuarthazeldine/status/1298040136450613253 Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN Stuart Hazeldine London NaN
3 Tue Aug 25 13:57:59 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/AditiJuneja3/status/1298258323364405251 Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN Aditi Juneja New York, NY NaN
35 Tue Aug 25 01:47:56 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/danielle_binks/status/1298074601226776577 Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN Danielle Binks Melbourne, Australia NaN
41 Tue Aug 25 00:54:43 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/Be_Herrero/status/1298061207216230402 Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN Berta Herrero 🇪🇺 NaN
90 Mon Aug 24 20:49:19 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/slarkpope/status/1297999452515508236 Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. Too Much Hemingway\n3. Any amount of Bukowski\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. Goethe\n6. "Lolita is my favorite book."\n7. "'Fathers and Sons' Is my favorite book." 1929 NaN brian braiker http://instagram.com/braiker NaN
28 Tue Aug 25 04:26:23 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/bkerogers/status/1298114474562527238 "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN Brooke Rogers 🌻 Queens, NY NaN
25 Tue Aug 25 06:02:51 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/SafyHallanFarah/status/1298138751345074176 "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN safy mpls NaN
31 Tue Aug 25 03:59:08 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/sasimons/status/1298107618615951361 "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN Seth Simons i’m in boise NaN
32 Tue Aug 25 03:58:27 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/getcerebral/status/1298107444548308993 "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN james cassar 🅴 philadelphia NaN
29 Tue Aug 25 04:02:11 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/ivadixit/status/1298108385850806272 "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN Iva Dixit iva.dixit@nytimes.com NaN
30 Tue Aug 25 04:00:29 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/BrettRedacted/status/1298107956974813186 "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN Brett _________ NYC (via Chicago suburbs) NaN
2 Tue Aug 25 14:19:55 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/juliareinstein/status/1298263845320798212 "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes "all boys love infinite jest" is just a misconception. all boys have a copy of infinite jest due to its large size, which makes it the ideal book to hollow out and use to hide a copy of Louis Sachar's 1998 masterpiece Holes 711 NaN julia reinstein 🚡 Brooklyn, NY NaN
52 Mon Aug 24 22:57:37 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/PFTompkins/status/1298031737688096768 Seven Books I Have Not And Will Not Read:\n\n1. Mein Kampf\n2. Infinite Jest\n3. The God Delusion\n4. Infinite Jest (paperback)\n5. Rick and Morty\n6. White people\n7. Nickelback Seven Books I Have Not And Will Not Read:\n\n1. Mein Kampf\n2. Infinite Jest\n3. The God Delusion\n4. Infinite Jest (paperback)\n5. Rick and Morty\n6. White people\n7. Nickelback 549 NaN Paul F. Tompkins HOLLYWOOD, U.S.A. NaN
37 Tue Aug 25 01:42:48 +0000 2020 retweet <a href= 'https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgNTTlbU4AASqtv.jpg'>'<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgNTTlbU4AASqtv.jpg' width='500px'></a> https://twitter.com/getcerebral/status/1298073309528170496 remember when i smoked weed out of infinite jest https://t.co/B9tUeer3wV remember when i smoked weed out of infinite jest https://t.co/B9tUeer3wV 472 NaN james cassar 🅴 philadelphia NaN
91 Mon Aug 24 20:48:02 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/RLukeDuBois/status/1297999126496456704 you ever think COINTELPRO is like “I’m bored af let’s make them argue about Infinite Jest again” you ever think COINTELPRO is like “I’m bored af let’s make them argue about Infinite Jest again” 437 NaN R. Luke DuBois New York, NY, USA NaN
36 Tue Aug 25 01:43:28 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/esile1/status/1298073476914438145 Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. 87 NaN Elizabeth Sile CT NaN
85 Mon Aug 24 20:59:26 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/SamAdlerBell/status/1298001999049437188 Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. 87 NaN Sam Adler-Bell Brooklyn, NY NaN
42 Tue Aug 25 00:36:10 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/scottlynch78/status/1298056539991871488 Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. Top 7 Warning Signs In a Man's Bookshelf:\n1. A Dog-eared copy of Infinite Jest\n2. You pull on it\n3. The bookshelf spins around\n4. AYN. RAND.\n5. This is where they’ve been keeping her\n6. She’s hooked up to some kind of machine\n7. She asks what the current interest rates are. 87 NaN Scott Lynch Massachusetts NaN
66 Mon Aug 24 22:19:16 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/ryanlawler/status/1298022086238248960 reading infinite jest while watching goodfellas on my headboardless floor mattress. life is good reading infinite jest while watching goodfellas on my headboardless floor mattress. life is good 76 NaN ryan lawler philly yo NaN
77 Mon Aug 24 21:22:25 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/aedison/status/1298007780608151553 don’t avoid reading infinite jest because it’s a signifier of a certain type of dude’s aesthetic taste and academic literature circle-jerkery, avoid reading it because david foster wallace assaulted mary karr NaN 69 NaN Avery Edison Liverpool, UK NaN
4 Tue Aug 25 13:49:36 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/ZJemptv/status/1298256212849393664 don’t avoid reading infinite jest because it’s a signifier of a certain type of dude’s aesthetic taste and academic literature circle-jerkery, avoid reading it because david foster wallace assaulted mary karr don’t avoid reading infinite jest because it’s a signifier of a certain type of dude’s aesthetic taste and academic literature circle-jerkery, avoid reading it because david foster wallace assaulted mary karr 69 NaN Zinnia, adult demon female Orlando, FL NaN
24 Tue Aug 25 06:09:06 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/JasonIsbell/status/1298140325110788096 I read Infinite Jest. I also read 2666 and 1Q84 that year and I carried the damn things all over the world because I didn’t want an e-reader so I wound up sleeping with a bruised nose, but my wife read Joyce that year and understood that shit so I rightfully got zero extra credit NaN 67 NaN Jason Isbell Nashville/Muscle Shoals NaN
98 Mon Aug 24 20:31:32 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/MaraWilson/status/1297994977725706240 I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man 61 NaN Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson L.A., mostly NaN
83 Mon Aug 24 21:08:32 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/kathbarbadoro/status/1298004288434823168 I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man 61 NaN kathbarbadoro Brooklyn, NY NaN
95 Mon Aug 24 20:39:30 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/Gaby_Moss/status/1297996980107476993 I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man I have never dated the Infinite Jest man, I am the Infinite Jest man 61 NaN Gabrielle Moss gabrielle@gabriellemoss.net NaN
21 Tue Aug 25 09:31:47 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/Loh/status/1298191332482007040 Ironically if you cut Infinite Jest in half you end up with two Infinite Jests Ironically if you cut Infinite Jest in half you end up with two Infinite Jests 57 NaN EIIiot Sometimes, tough love NaN
44 Tue Aug 25 00:15:47 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/emdubin/status/1298051410668511233 just found out the guy I’m dating is really twenty copies of INFINITE JEST stacked inside a trench coat. wtf gutted 💔 just found out the guy I’m dating is really twenty copies of INFINITE JEST stacked inside a trench coat. wtf gutted 💔 32 NaN Em 🌚 Brooklyn, NY NaN
58 Mon Aug 24 22:32:53 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/sad13/status/1298025514087710723 7 red flags on a mans bookshelf:\n\n1) okay kinda sus that there’s no books\n2) wait it’s really all funko pops? \n3) and you have how many shelves like this?\n4)oh god it’s all funko pops\n5) I have to go \n6) this is too many funko pops\n7) Infinite Jest 7 red flags on a mans bookshelf:\n\n1) okay kinda sus that there’s no books\n2) wait it’s really all funko pops? \n3) and you have how many shelves like this?\n4)oh god it’s all funko pops\n5) I have to go \n6) this is too many funko pops\n7) Infinite Jest 22 NaN speedy ortiz ÷ haunted painting 9.25.2020 somebody's couch NaN
56 Mon Aug 24 22:41:30 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/DanaSchwartzzz/status/1298027682882412544 I made guyinyourmfa in 2014 we do not need to have the conversation about white dudes reading infinite jest anymore lol I was pushing it in terms of relevance even then NaN 19 NaN Dana Schwartz Los Angeles, CA NaN
64 Mon Aug 24 22:23:20 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/inthesedeserts/status/1298023109241569290 at this point infinite jest exists only as a bit about guys you shouldn't date, to the extent that if you did sincere IJ tweets they'd come across as joke posts. what about 'oh yeah it's a book about a brutal quebecois terrorist group who are all in wheelchairs' seems plausible NaN 18 NaN Dr. Strategy (tenured, unremovable) SE15 NaN
23 Tue Aug 25 08:31:49 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/iansteadman/status/1298176239836987393 Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa 13 NaN Ian Steadman London, UK NaN
22 Tue Aug 25 08:33:31 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/edjeff/status/1298176670323671042 Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa 13 NaN Ed Jefferson London, Twitter NaN
53 Mon Aug 24 22:56:12 +0000 2020 original <a href= 'https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgOIlVyWoAANbDV.jpg'>'<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgOIlVyWoAANbDV.jpg' width='500px'></a> https://twitter.com/HKesvani/status/1298031383814832134 Anyway since we're talking about Infinite Jest, here's my favourite pic of the late David Foster Wallace https://t.co/zvZxEEctqa NaN 13 NaN hk SE London NaN
5 Tue Aug 25 13:47:47 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/brandonstosuy/status/1298255758027440129 infinite jest is the radiohead of books. NaN 11 NaN brandonstosuy NaN NaN
40 Tue Aug 25 01:08:17 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/TaylorLorenz/status/1298064623808081920 it's called infinite jest because the joke will always be on us, forever it's called infinite jest because the joke will always be on us, forever 10 NaN Taylor Lorenz DM me tips! Don't tweet to me NaN
89 Mon Aug 24 20:51:52 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/gabrielroth/status/1298000094533484544 I actually really like Infinite Jest NaN 9 NaN Gabriel Roth Brooklyn NaN
27 Tue Aug 25 04:52:34 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/amandamull/status/1298121065714126848 guys will be like “I know an infinite jest” and then bring you here https://t.co/HtTQdok4Zp guys will be like “I know an infinite jest” and then bring you here https://t.co/HtTQdok4Zp 9 NaN Amanda Mull Brooklyn, NY NaN
94 Mon Aug 24 20:42:56 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/gabrielroth/status/1297997843135954944 Helpful to think of this site as the cafeteria: one day out of every week, they're gonna wind up serving "Infinite Jest discourse" again, and all you can say is "Aw, man, Infinite Jest again!?" and eat it, because that's what's on offer. Helpful to think of this site as the cafeteria: one day out of every week, they're gonna wind up serving "Infinite Jest discourse" again, and all you can say is "Aw, man, Infinite Jest again!?" and eat it, because that's what's on offer. 9 NaN Gabriel Roth Brooklyn NaN
1 Tue Aug 25 14:33:19 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/JeremyDuns/status/1298267213544058885 Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I 9 NaN Jeremy Duns Åland NaN
82 Mon Aug 24 21:12:20 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/darcyjamesargue/status/1298005244547338241 I actually really like Infinite Jest I actually really like Infinite Jest 9 NaN Darcy James Argue Brooklyn NaN
19 Tue Aug 25 10:25:21 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/inihelene/status/1298204812375396353 Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I Top 7 Warning Signs in a Man's Bookshelf:\n\n1. List of secret military launch codes\n2. Nest of angry hornets\n3. Vial of anthrax\n4. Commemorative "1 million subscribers" YouTube plaque\n5. Too much taxidermy\n6. Any issue of the Yale Daily News\n7. Infinite Jest https://t.co/Gct2JGoJ4I 9 NaN ines helene NaN NaN
13 Tue Aug 25 12:07:06 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/sidhubaba/status/1298230417137586177 Guys, at lunchtime remember to read a passage from Infinite Jest, watch a Sopranos clip and go long tech stocks Guys, at lunchtime remember to read a passage from Infinite Jest, watch a Sopranos clip and go long tech stocks 8 NaN Siddhartha Mahanta Brooklyn NaN
6 Tue Aug 25 13:39:35 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/lithub/status/1298253692995399680 The Books subreddit is sort of like Book Twitter, but with much less arguing about Infinite Jest. https://t.co/cWzKusvNct NaN 7 https://lithub.com/everything-is-terrible-except-the-books-subreddit/ Literary Hub NaN NaN
20 Tue Aug 25 09:32:31 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/tristandross/status/1298191515408310277 overnight, the 'arrest all infinite jest readers' genre of tweet has gone from something which receives unanimous praise and lands you a column, to something which gets you pilloried, so i really feel for the next generation of would-be cultural commentators with nothing to say NaN 6 NaN Stan The Golden Boy Cardiff/London NaN
11 Tue Aug 25 12:46:24 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/jhoffman/status/1298240308308840448 “Infinite Jest” changed my life. It’s true. @jamesbmeigs saw me carrying it into the Premiere office...and a little later threw a thick batch of paper on my desk and told me, “Okay, I need you to mollify David Foster Wallace.” The adventure begins... “Infinite Jest” changed my life. It’s true. @jamesbmeigs saw me carrying it into the Premiere office...and a little later threw a thick batch of paper on my desk and told me, “Okay, I need you to mollify David Foster Wallace.” The adventure begins... 5 NaN Jordan Hoffman. Gamehendge, New York NaN
9 Tue Aug 25 13:16:39 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/SonnyBunch/status/1298247922035970048 “Infinite Jest” changed my life. It’s true. @jamesbmeigs saw me carrying it into the Premiere office...and a little later threw a thick batch of paper on my desk and told me, “Okay, I need you to mollify David Foster Wallace.” The adventure begins... “Infinite Jest” changed my life. It’s true. @jamesbmeigs saw me carrying it into the Premiere office...and a little later threw a thick batch of paper on my desk and told me, “Okay, I need you to mollify David Foster Wallace.” The adventure begins... 5 NaN Sonny Bunch Dallas, TX NaN
74 Mon Aug 24 21:27:06 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/aedison/status/1298008959874469888 i think there is a lot of beauty in infinite jest but it can be hard to get through (I certainly would not have kept pushing through had I not been paid to blog about the experience) and so much about the man who wrote it makes me very sad NaN 4 NaN Avery Edison Liverpool, UK NaN
50 Mon Aug 24 23:12:41 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/hragv/status/1298035530744188929 Not to add to the Infinite Jest discourse but if I wanted to read the work of a mentally unstable man who abused women and then killed himself I would just read my Dad's diary. Not to add to the Infinite Jest discourse but if I wanted to read the work of a mentally unstable man who abused women and then killed himself I would just read my Dad's diary. 4 NaN Hrag In Diaspora NaN
39 Tue Aug 25 01:20:29 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/MilesKlee/status/1298067694621609984 my reviews of the 7 forbidden books/authors \n\n1. Infinite Jest: A-\n2. Hemingway: i like the violence \n3. Bukowski: misogynist, some lols when at his most pathetic\n4. Rand: in hell\n5. Goethe: name too hard \n6. Lolita: this mf said “Humbert “Humbert”\n7. Fathers and Sons: TBD NaN 3 NaN Miles Klee 🦜 LA NaN
17 Tue Aug 25 10:56:05 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/brokenbottleboy/status/1298212546646769672 Goethe?! So no Germans then, I guess. \n\nI don’t own Infinite Jest. \n\nI own two Hemingway books.\n\nI don’t own Lolita but I have several other Nabokov books. \n\nWhy the Turgenev hate? \n\nI like Bukowski’s poems while not thinking he was a cool guy. \n\nAyn Rand is shit. https://t.co/SOkfHFvcLM Goethe?! So no Germans then, I guess. \n\nI don’t own Infinite Jest. \n\nI own two Hemingway books.\n\nI don’t own Lolita but I have several other Nabokov books. \n\nWhy the Turgenev hate? \n\nI like Bukowski’s poems while not thinking he was a cool guy. \n\nAyn Rand is shit. https://t.co/SOkfHFvcLM 3 NaN Mic Wright 🏳️‍🌈🌋🏴‍☠️ London NaN
84 Mon Aug 24 21:00:33 +0000 2020 original <a href= 'https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgNuMO9XsAE6gin.jpg'>'<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgNuMO9XsAE6gin.jpg' width='500px'></a> https://twitter.com/brokenbottleboy/status/1298002277731635200 Goethe?! So no Germans then, I guess. \n\nI don’t own Infinite Jest. \n\nI own two Hemingway books.\n\nI don’t own Lolita but I have several other Nabokov books. \n\nWhy the Turgenev hate? \n\nI like Bukowski’s poems while not thinking he was a cool guy. \n\nAyn Rand is shit. https://t.co/SOkfHFvcLM NaN 3 NaN Mic Wright 🏳️‍🌈🌋🏴‍☠️ London NaN
87 Mon Aug 24 20:55:48 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/mckinneykelsey/status/1298001081969106947 I have never once regretted muting Infinite Jest NaN 2 NaN kelsey mckinney Mckinney.kelsey@gmail.com NaN
8 Tue Aug 25 13:17:09 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/alexandrascaggs/status/1298248048506744835 @TheStalwart infinite jest by david foster wallace, not sure if you've heard of him NaN 2 NaN Alexandra Scaggs Brooklyn, NY NaN
61 Mon Aug 24 22:25:21 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/HKesvani/status/1298023617427628033 guys love talking about 'infinite jest', but me? I FELT infinite jest....when I voted for Hillary in 2016 NaN 2 NaN hk SE London NaN
72 Mon Aug 24 21:29:22 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/whitneyarner/status/1298009530484297732 INfinite jest? in this economy? NaN 2 NaN Dante Colorado Brooklyn Prefecture NaN
73 Mon Aug 24 21:28:56 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/nedwards/status/1298009421856071685 I never read infinite jest. I only have time for finite jests. NaN 1 NaN bog dad Netherlands NaN
63 Mon Aug 24 22:23:48 +0000 2020 original <a href= 'https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgOBFt5XsAAbK3S.jpg'>'<img src='https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgOBFt5XsAAbK3S.jpg' width='500px'></a> https://twitter.com/ryanlawler/status/1298023227164368896 The world if dudes would just stop reading Infinite Jest and watching The Sopranos https://t.co/RGRi3GjZym NaN 1 NaN ryan lawler philly yo NaN
75 Mon Aug 24 21:25:21 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/jscros/status/1298008518428106758 @jgrebes @jscros I love my boyfriend who has read infinite jest no further questions your honor 😤 @jgrebes @jscros I love my boyfriend who has read infinite jest no further questions your honor 😤 1 NaN Jack Crosbie Brooklyn, NY NaN
48 Mon Aug 24 23:24:10 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/JStein_WaPo/status/1298038419386400769 Trying to decide which of my beloved dog-eared books to read next: Infinite Jest, Fathers and Sons, Philip Roth’s sex diaries, or Boondock Saints (novelization) Trying to decide which of my beloved dog-eared books to read next: Infinite Jest, Fathers and Sons, Philip Roth’s sex diaries, or Boondock Saints (novelization) 1 NaN Jeff Stein Washington, DC NaN
46 Mon Aug 24 23:33:54 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/eefandrews/status/1298040868356665345 i can't take it anymore.... i have to speak my truth..... i actually have read infinite jest three times and i am completely in awe of it every time..... i truly don't understand how it's come to represent some kind of fuckboy marker NaN 1 NaN eve andrews pittsburgh NaN
45 Mon Aug 24 23:36:57 +0000 2020 retweet No Image https://twitter.com/_jesse_andrews_/status/1298041637545758720 i can't take it anymore.... i have to speak my truth..... i actually have read infinite jest three times and i am completely in awe of it every time..... i truly don't understand how it's come to represent some kind of fuckboy marker i can't take it anymore.... i have to speak my truth..... i actually have read infinite jest three times and i am completely in awe of it every time..... i truly don't understand how it's come to represent some kind of fuckboy marker 1 NaN jesse andrews remote chilean fishing village NaN
43 Tue Aug 25 00:35:27 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/maxthegirl/status/1298056358256873474 Men: Stop being so sensitive, women named Karen!\nAlso men: I am personally affronted by your mocking of INFINITE JEST. NaN 1 NaN Max Weiss Baltimore, MD NaN
34 Tue Aug 25 01:49:12 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/xor/status/1298074920291885056 if the jest is merely *countably* infinite, yes, that's a warning sign NaN 1 NaN Parker Higgins Brooklyn, NY NaN
33 Tue Aug 25 03:24:11 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/DanWilbur/status/1298098822716035072 I read Infinite Jest AFTER everyone joked about how pretentious it was thereby making a comment on how the people who enter into the above-it-all scoffing palavers vis-à-vis the novel were actually those who didn’t read it (i.e. the true “douchs” (sic) are they themselves); oh no NaN 1 NaN Dan Wilbur Brooklyn, NY NaN
26 Tue Aug 25 05:38:25 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/xpatriciah/status/1298132602377965568 I’m a mere 15% into Infinite Jest and there has been a questionable amount of cross dressing + homophobia plus the n word, nvm affecting blackness in ways that make it impossible for my mind not to invoke DFW’s white-ass face NaN 1 NaN Patricia Hernandez New York, NY NaN
97 Mon Aug 24 20:31:46 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/Steven_Hyden/status/1297995034537623552 @mollylambert I'm not an Infinite Jest man, I'm an Infinite Jest, man. NaN 1 NaN Steven Hyden Minneapolis, MN NaN
16 Tue Aug 25 11:04:43 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/MrDavidWhelan/status/1298214719178838016 ah yes, another day of discussing INFINITE JEST, a 700 page novel that no one i have met in real life has read and yet every single person on here has NaN 1 NaN dave whelan Denver, CO NaN
88 Mon Aug 24 20:53:28 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/velocciraptor/status/1298000495814905857 Top warning signs in my bookshelf\n1. You approach and realize it's not a bookshelf at all. You take a true crime book off the shelf and the bookshelf dissolves, showing you a statue of your greatest fears.\n2. The statue then opens its mouth, revealing a copy of Infinite Jest NaN 0 NaN Carli Velocci ➡ 🛌 Los Angeles, CA NaN
78 Mon Aug 24 21:21:42 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/alexheard/status/1298007601473400833 On the bright side, if you hook up with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, there's a 100 percent chance you won't see a copy of "Infinite Jest" on his bedroom bookshelf. NaN 0 NaN Alex Heard Santa Fe, NM NaN
96 Mon Aug 24 20:36:23 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/bdwilliams910/status/1297996194422181889 my 2017 Halloween costume was just me wearing a t-shirt with a printed out el*n m*sk tweet, a cardigan, and scarf carrying around a copy of Infinite Jest and I think it's funny that people just blanket assumed I hadn't actually read the book NaN 0 NaN Brett Williams Brooklyn, NY NaN
93 Mon Aug 24 20:44:13 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/brianeha/status/1297998168626429959 @JamesSurowiecki You're right, James, but also wrong. This isn't about having good taste, being fair-minded or being well-read.\n\n(FWIW, I have a beat-up copy of "Infinite Jest" with a lovely title-page inscription from the female friend with whom I once read the book. Wonder if that gets a pass.) NaN 0 NaN Brian Patrick Eha 💥 New York, NY NaN
79 Mon Aug 24 21:16:05 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/jgrebes/status/1298006187615690752 @jscros @Tanmom kara what are your thoughts re: infinite jest? NaN 0 NaN James Grebey New York, NY NaN
80 Mon Aug 24 21:15:23 +0000 2020 quote No Image https://twitter.com/nateschenkkan/status/1298006011282948099 1. Never read Infinite Jest. But dogeared 2066 &amp; Gravity's Rainbow for sure\n2. Just the right amount of Hemingway\n3. Maybe some Bukowski somewhere in the back\n4. No Ayn Rand\n5. Goethe yeah right\n6. Lolita sure but haven't read it in 15 years\n7. GTFO with that Turgenev https://t.co/CW0i3iZkl4 NaN 0 https://twitter.com/MchughJess/status/1297908630986076166 Nate Schenkkan NaN NaN
81 Mon Aug 24 21:12:55 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/TheThirstyWench/status/1298005389980717056 I swear we have the same talk about Infinite Jest every damned year. https://t.co/c6ddJifYN4 NaN 0 https://www.pastemagazine.com/books/david-foster-wallace/why-insufferable-people-love-infinite-jest/ Robin LeBlanc, from work Toronto, ON NaN
86 Mon Aug 24 20:58:55 +0000 2020 quote No Image https://twitter.com/davidiserson/status/1298001867071315968 There are good uses for owning Infinite Jest. https://t.co/iwGSvZ2wHh NaN 0 https://twitter.com/davidiserson/status/1240135002198769668 David Iserson Los Angeles, CA NaN
92 Mon Aug 24 20:47:21 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/sethdmichaels/status/1297998955268255745 i am exactly Online enough that i see the meta-tweets that are, like, "who even is randy rainbow?" or "why is everybody talking about infinite jest?" or "what's the deal with joyce carol oates's feet" but not the original content NaN 0 NaN Seth D. Michaels W A-S-H I-N-G T-O-N baby, DC NaN
0 Tue Aug 25 15:22:24 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/thememorypalace/status/1298279565932900354 @JustinCChang Avoid the man who wants to put up a bookshelf solely for his copy of Infinite Jest but can't because, his Wallace? Not big enough. NaN 0 NaN Nate DiMeo Los Angeles NaN
76 Mon Aug 24 21:23:16 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/MattZeitlin/status/1298007995201122311 The Pale King is better than Infinite Jest but no one’s ready for that conversation NaN 0 NaN Matthew Zeitlin New York NaN
54 Mon Aug 24 22:43:23 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/WilliamBeutler/status/1298028158390808576 @bgluckman I have three copies of Infinite Jest on my bookshelf, so I'm in no position to advise. NaN 0 NaN William Beutler Washington, DC NaN
7 Tue Aug 25 13:33:16 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/zerobeta/status/1298252102918115328 @TheStalwart Has she read infinite jest yet? NaN 0 NaN Justin Paterno New York NaN
10 Tue Aug 25 13:06:03 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/gabrielroth/status/1298245254156636161 As with Infinite Jest, they pretend they’re making fun of men but they’re really making fun of the 1990s NaN 0 NaN Gabriel Roth Brooklyn NaN
12 Tue Aug 25 12:43:50 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/TheBookMaven/status/1298239661987573763 @DanielTorday Now I just need to. . . read INFINITE JEST. And b/c of your championing it, I will give it a try. NaN 0 NaN Bethanne Patrick Supports #BidenHarris2020 McLean, VA NaN
14 Tue Aug 25 11:52:04 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/matttullis/status/1298226636115017728 @JasonIsbell I have Infinite Jest and tried to read it twice, but never got through it. So naturally, I just ordered 2666 and 1Q84. Now there is a competition in my brain; which of the three will I read all the way through for the first time? NaN 0 NaN Matt Tullis Sandy Hook, Connecticut NaN
15 Tue Aug 25 11:32:17 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/chrisdeerin/status/1298221655765004291 @sherwoodsuppers @sarahditum TMWQ is, like Infinite Jest, an endurance challenge well worth undertaking NaN 0 NaN Chris Deerin on the wind NaN
18 Tue Aug 25 10:31:04 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/sarahditum/status/1298206253487984640 Also you CAN'T read Infinite Jest without it being "dog-eared" BECAUSE OF THE FOOTNOTES AND ALSO BECAUSE IT'S RIDICULOUSLY BIG NaN 0 NaN Sarah Ditum Bath, England NaN
38 Tue Aug 25 01:41:23 +0000 2020 quote No Image https://twitter.com/TheGameSheet/status/1298072952236376065 I got a little Hemingway, can’t lie. But I’m otherwise clear. And my copy of Infinite Jest is not only not dog-eared, nobody’s even seen, like, page 50 of it. And I tried!! https://t.co/pHakg0Q40a NaN 0 https://twitter.com/mchughjess/status/1297908630986076166 JordanHeath-Rawlings Toronto NaN
49 Mon Aug 24 23:14:51 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/ASankin/status/1298036077970763776 While it may still not be advisable to be a "You Gotta Read Infinite Jest" guy, 2020 is a great time to become a "The Pale King Is Actually A Better And Subtly More Ambitious Work" guy. NaN 0 NaN Aaron Sankin NY NaN
51 Mon Aug 24 23:00:18 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/CoreyHutchins/status/1298032414132822016 @NickRiccardi Thinking of getting a bulk order of Infinite Jest for the whole shelf because you get it NaN 0 NaN Corey Hutchins Colorado NaN
55 Mon Aug 24 22:42:34 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/susanthesquark/status/1298027952882384896 @DanaSchwartzzz Do annoying guys even read infinite jest anymore?? I feel like this is late 2000s men not 2020s men NaN 0 NaN Susan Fowler 🪐 NaN
71 Mon Aug 24 21:35:50 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/obrien/status/1298011159501602816 @MattZeitlin Theory: No one has ever read all of Infinite Jest. NaN 0 NaN Chris O'Brien Toulouse, France NaN
57 Mon Aug 24 22:33:47 +0000 2020 quote No Image https://twitter.com/WilliamBeutler/status/1298025741058277378 I'd be a lot more worried about a copy of Infinite Jest that appeared to have never been opened. https://t.co/qN11Xas2c6 NaN 0 https://twitter.com/MchughJess/status/1297908630986076166 William Beutler Washington, DC NaN
59 Mon Aug 24 22:32:44 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/thomdunn/status/1298025478587068419 @danchristopher That's very INFINITE JEST NaN 0 NaN Listen to the Roland High Life on Spotify Boston, MA NaN
60 Mon Aug 24 22:25:50 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/taylorcocke/status/1298023741176283137 here's an infinite jest:\n\nYour posts NaN 0 NaN It's Five O'Cocke Somewhere 🐓 Los Angeles, CA NaN
62 Mon Aug 24 22:24:13 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1298023333741711362 @kait_tiffany i have a copy of infinite jest AND cryptonomicon, although in my defense i have never finished either NaN 0 NaN Adi Robertson NYC NaN
65 Mon Aug 24 22:21:15 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/thomdunn/status/1298022587369488387 Why is half my feed talking about INFINITE JEST today? Are we in 2012 again? NaN 0 NaN Listen to the Roland High Life on Spotify Boston, MA NaN
67 Mon Aug 24 22:17:32 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/joelgolby/status/1298021649699295233 what am i going to do with all my infinite jest funko pops NaN 0 NaN Joel Golby London NaN
68 Mon Aug 24 21:58:43 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/AshleyDean/status/1298016918167838721 After careful consideration and reflection, I've decided once again to stay out of the Infinite Jest discourse. Thank you. NaN 0 NaN Ashley Dean New Orleans, LA NaN
69 Mon Aug 24 21:50:40 +0000 2020 original No Image https://twitter.com/tylerlauletta/status/1298014890687438849 First they came for Infinite Jest, and I did not speak out — because I had not read Infinite Jest. NaN 0 NaN tryler NaN NaN
70 Mon Aug 24 21:40:44 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/velocciraptor/status/1298012392580734976 @Fohnicus You open up the copy of Infinite jest. Inside are five more copies of Infinite Jest NaN 0 NaN Carli Velocci ➡ 🛌 Los Angeles, CA NaN
99 Mon Aug 24 20:25:32 +0000 2020 reply No Image https://twitter.com/SovereignSyre/status/1297993465209397248 @mollylambert I loaned someone my copy of Infinite Jest and they had the audacity to return it when they were done. 🌏☄️ NaN 0 NaN Sovereign Syre onlyfans.com/sovereignsyre NaN

Identify Top Hashtags

twarc/utils/tags.py tweets.jsonl

Heads up Windows users! Remember that twarc utilities may not work on your computer by default. If you get a UnicodeEncodeError, it’s because Windows computers do not use Unicode (UTF-8) by default. However, you can make UTF-8 your default by following these instructions and restarting your comptuer. Then twarc utilities should work.

!python twarc/utils/tags.py infinite_jest_verified_tweets.jsonl
    1 mementomorimonday

Create a Word Cloud

twarc/utils/wordcloud.py tweets.jsonl

!python twarc/utils/wordcloud.py infinite_jest_verified_tweets.jsonl > infinite_jest_verified_tweets.html

infinite_jest_verified_tweets.html

%%html
<iframe src="infinite_jest_verified_tweets.html" width=800, height=800></iframe>

Count Emojis

python twarc/utils/emojis.py tweets.jsonl --number 10

Install emoji package

!pip install emoji
!python twarc/utils/emojis.py infinite_jest_verified_tweets.jsonl --number 10
📚     6
💔     1
😤     1
🌏     1
☄     1
🤷     1

Your Turn!

Now choose your own Twitter search term or query.

Collect Tweets From Last 7 Days

!twarc search "your search query" > your_search.jsonl 

Count How Many Tweets You Collected

 Mac/Chrome OS

!wc -l your_search.jsonl

Windows

!find /v /c "" your_search.jsonl

Convert Your JSON data to CSV data

!python twarc/utils/json2csv.py --extra-field rt_text retweeted_status.full_text  your_search.jsonl > your_search.csv

Read in CSV file

import pandas as pd
your_df = pd.read_csv('your_search.csv')

Add Metadata

Filter your dataframe and add at least one new metadata column that we haven’t explored yet.

your_df.columns

When you run the cell below, right-click to “Enable Scrolling for Outputs” and scroll through to see what the new metadata category looks like. Discuss this category with your group and how you might use it for a Twitter analysis.

your_df[['created_at', 'tweet_type', '#YOUR NEW METADATA HERE','media', 'tweet_url', 'text', 'rt_text','retweet_count',  'urls', 'user_name', 'user_location', 'hashtags', ]].head(100)

Now save your filtered dataframe as filtered_df

#Your Code Here

Explore Data with Links and Images

from IPython.core.display import HTML
def get_image_html(link):
    if link != "No Image":
        image_html = f"<a href= '{link}'>'<img src='{link}' width='500px'></a>                            "
    else:
        image_html = "No Image"
    return image_html
filtered_df['media'] = filtered_df['media'].fillna("No Image")
filtered_df['media']= filtered_df['media'].apply(get_image_html)
HTML(filtered_df.to_html(render_links=True, escape=False))

Sort Your Twitter Data by Top Retweets

#Your code here

What is the most retweeted tweet in your dataset?

**#**Your Answer Here

Count Most Frequent Emojis

!python twarc/utils/emojis.py your_search.jsonl --number 10