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Twitter Analytics Using TCAT and Tableau, via Gawk and BigQuery

Twitter Analytics Using TCAT and Tableau, via Gawk and BigQuery

Snurb, 15 April 2016
I’ve previously introduced my TCAT-Process package of helper scripts (written in Gawk), which take exports of Twitter data from the Twitter Capture and Analysis Toolkit (TCAT), developed by the Digital Methods Initiative at the University of [...]

Anyone for Some Quick Crowdsourced Twitter Research?

Anyone for Some Quick Crowdsourced Twitter Research?

Snurb, 23 October 2015
Taking a quick break from the AoIR 2015 liveblogging at snurb.info: today’s presentation by Fabio Giglietto, Luca Rossi and Jiyoung Kim got me thinking. They built on a paper by Stefan Stieglitz and me which compared [...]

Metrics for Analysing Twitter Communities, Using TCAT and Tableau

Metrics for Analysing Twitter Communities, Using TCAT and Tableau

Snurb, 31 March 2015
This post builds on the new approach to transforming Twitter datasets generated by the TCAT tracking tool for analysis in Tableau which I’ve introduced in my recent posts. Often, we will be interested in exploring the [...]

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 [...]

Layers of Communication on Twitter

Layers of Communication on Twitter

Snurb, 25 April 2014
If you’ve been wondering about the lack of news on this site – yes, we’re still here, and if we haven’t posted since the start of the year it’s because behind the scenes we’ve been busy [...]

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 [...]

Moving Politics Online: How Australian Mainstream Media Portray Social Media as Political Tools

Moving Politics Online: How Australian Mainstream Media Portray Social Media as Political Tools

Theresa Sauter, 1 July 2013
(by Theresa Sauter and Axel Bruns) Difficult as it may be to believe, we’re still almost three months out from the likely date of the next Australian federal election; campaigning during this time will become even [...]