Tools

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 [...]

Resolving Short URLs: A New Approach

Resolving Short URLs: A New Approach

Snurb, 10 February 2012
When working with Twitter data, one of the most interesting questions is always what URLs tweets are linking to. As Twitter users discuss any given topic or issue, the URLs they share provide us with an [...]

More Twitter Metrics: Metrify Revisited

More Twitter Metrics: Metrify Revisited

Snurb, 31 January 2012
About a month ago I introduced my new Gawk script metrify.awk, which generates a wide range of Twitter metrics for a given Twapperkeeper/yourTwapperkeeper hashtag or keyword archive. Even as I was writing those posts, though – [...]

Creating Basic Twitter Language Metrics

Creating Basic Twitter Language Metrics

Snurb, 28 January 2012
OK, this may be a somewhat esoteric subject for researchers who mainly work with Twitter data from specific countries and cultures, but over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a paper that analyses Twitter [...]

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 [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 4)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 4)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk is now available (still at the link below), and introduces some further functionality, which is outlined here. This is the final instalment of my four-part introduction to the metrify.awk script for [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 3)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 3)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk is now available (still at the link below), and introduces some further functionality, which is outlined here. Over the past couple of posts, I’ve introduced our new metrify.awk Twitter metrics script, [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 2)

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 2)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
Update: I’ve clarified/corrected some of the details relating to the percentile metrics contained in the first table which metrify.awk generates. Update 2: revision 1.2 of metrify.awk adds further functionality in addition to what is described below. [...]

Taking Twitter Metrics to a New Level (Part 1)

Snurb, 2 January 2012
So, 2011 is finally over – and what a year it’s been. While the confluence of natural disasters, political crises, and other major events has also provided us with the basis for a new research programme [...]

Twitter Research Methods

Snurb, 29 June 2011
Following on from the “World According to Twitter” research workshop at QUT, today we presented our research methods at a pre-conference workshop at Communities & Technologies 2011. This was probably the most extensive presentation of our [...]