About Handling Twitter Usernames

You can convert twitter handles to links with the following function:

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def convert_twitter_usernames_to_links(html):
    import re
    pattern = re.compile(r"(^|[^@\w])@(\w{1,15})\b")
    return pattern.sub(r'\1<a href="https://twitter.com/\2">@\2</a>', html)

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