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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 [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January-March 2016

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, January-March 2016

Snurb, 11 April 2016
In spite of my best intentions, I’m afraid the Australian Twitter News Index continues to be a somewhat irregular affair for the moment, and so this latest update once again covers a number of months: in [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November/December 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November/December 2015

Snurb, 22 January 2016
The Australian Twitter News Index for 2015 concludes with a double helping that covers both November and December – a time when the sharing of news stories on Twitter usually begins its slow decline towards the [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, October 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, October 2015

Snurb, 16 November 2015
After the political upheavals in September, which saw Australia’s fourth change of Prime Minister since 2010 with the return of Malcolm Turnbull as Liberal leader, it feels as if things have slowed down a little as [...]

Twitter (probably) isn’t dying, but is it becoming less sociable?

Twitter (probably) isn’t dying, but is it becoming less sociable?

Jean Burgess, 11 November 2015
Twitter’s demise has been announced so many times over its lifetime that it’s hard to keep track of all the premature eulogies (and this one from a year ago is actually pretty insightful), [...]

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 [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, September 2015

Snurb, 19 October 2015
One week is a long time in politics, as they say, and so the thirty days of September 2015 have been packed with more than enough upheavals – none more momentous, of course, than the successful [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, August 2015

Snurb, 18 September 2015
Australian public affairs have continued to be turbulent during August 2015 (to say nothing of September, which will be covered in our next update), and the arrival of Huffington Post Australia as the latest overseas entrant [...]

#returnbull: How Twitter Reacted to the Latest Leadership Spill

#returnbull: How Twitter Reacted to the Latest Leadership Spill

Snurb, 16 September 2015
Australian political observers will not need to be alerted to the fact that we have a new Prime Minister: on Monday afternoon, former Liberal Party leader Malcolm Turnbull unexpectedly challenged Prime Minister Tony Abbott for the [...]

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, June/July 2015

ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, June/July 2015

Snurb, 20 August 2015
I must begin this Australian Twitter News Index update with an apology – we’ve had to skip May due to unforeseen server maintenance, and this has also affected part of our data-gathering for June. Consequently, this [...]