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Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 2

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 2

Snurb, 2 March 2015
In my previous post, I introduced a new set of Gawk scripts to extract a range of additional information from standard TCAT datafiles, in order to enable their use for data exploration, analysis, and visualisation in [...]

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 1

Using Gawk to Prepare TCAT Data for Tableau, Part 1

Snurb, 2 March 2015
Much of the research we’ve presented on this site over the years has built on yourTwapperkeeper, our trusty old tool for gathering Twitter data. But yTK isn’t the most modern of platforms any more, provides only [...]

Rebooting ATNIX, using MySQL and Tableau

Rebooting ATNIX, using MySQL and Tableau

Snurb, 5 September 2014
During 2012 and 2013 I published a more-or-less-weekly overview of the news sharing patterns in the Australian Twittersphere, the Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX), which I also crossposted to my column at The Conversation. Technical issues [...]

First Steps in Exploring the Australian Twittersphere

First Steps in Exploring the Australian Twittersphere

Snurb, 4 August 2014
Twitter is widely used in Australia, but we don’t actually know such a great deal about the structure and dynamics of the Australian Twittersphere. Back in 2011/12, our research began to identify Australian Twitter users and [...]

Introducing Twitter Follower Accession Graphs

Introducing Twitter Follower Accession Graphs

Snurb, 8 July 2013
It’s been uncommonly quiet on this site for the last few weeks, as we’ve been busy with various projects, and overseas for a range of research activities. This may well prove to be the calm before [...]

A First Look at Twitter Ratios: Rise of the Lurkers?

A First Look at Twitter Ratios: Rise of the Lurkers?

Darryl Woodford, 19 April 2013
For this blog, I have used data sets which include the first million and recent million IDs discussed in recent posts, in addition to new data from our CCI Data Scientist Troy Sadkowsky covering ID’s between [...]

New M/C Journal Article on the Harmful Effects of Twitter’s Corporate Policies

New M/C Journal Article on the Harmful Effects of Twitter’s Corporate Policies

Snurb, 30 October 2012
October has been a busy month – as those of you who follow my personal research blog may already have seen, our Mapping Online Publics colleague Tim Highfield and I have presented several papers at the [...]

A Quick Recap of Twitter Research Approaches

A Quick Recap of Twitter Research Approaches

Snurb, 29 September 2012
Any self-respecting Internet researcher will already be aware that the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) is the place to keep track of what’s cutting edge in the field. On the AoIR mailing-list, there’s been an interesting [...]

Tracking Twitter: yourTwapperkeeper and Other Options

Tracking Twitter: yourTwapperkeeper and Other Options

Snurb, 23 April 2012
Well, it was about time we refreshed the look of Mapping Online Publics – hope you like it… A few posts on recent activities have been held up while we were working on the redesign, so [...]

Twapperkeeper and Beyond: A Reminder

Twapperkeeper and Beyond: A Reminder

Snurb, 9 January 2012
Those of you who have followed our adventures in Twitter research for some time now will know that we’ve relied to a significant extent on Joe John O’Brien III’s excellent Twapperkeeper as a tool for capturing [...]