1961 search results for "Twitter"

Create an impressionist self-portrait from your Twitter followers

April 11, 2014
By
Create an impressionist self-portrait from your Twitter followers

Here's something fun you can do with R and its interface to Twitter, the TwitteR package. An R script by CMU student Mark Patterson downloads your Twitter profile picture, counts the number of Twitter followers you have, and then creates a pointillist version of your profile picture with as many dots as you have followers. Here's mine: Note that...

Read more »

Visualizing Twitter Followers Using Pointillism

April 10, 2014
By
Visualizing Twitter Followers Using Pointillism

A funny thing about social media in the 21st century is that it allows us to connect with a lot of people.. by a lot, I mean so many that it's easy to lose track of any sense of scale. Maybe others are better at this, but...

Read more »

Create Twitter Wordcloud with Sentiments

March 23, 2014
By
Create Twitter Wordcloud with Sentiments

You can use this tutorial in the ThinkToStartR package with: ThinkToStart(“SentimentCloud”,”KEYWORD”,# of tweets,”DATUMBOX API KEY”) Hey everybody, some days ago I created a wordcloud filled with tweets of a recent german news topic. And a lot of people asked me if I have some code how I created this cloud. And so here it is. …

Read more »

R: Text Mining on Twitter #PrayForMH370 Malaysia Airlines

March 21, 2014
By
R: Text Mining on Twitter #PrayForMH370 Malaysia Airlines

It's been two weeks for search and rescue operations on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after it vanished from the radar on March 8, 2014. And wherever they are, we hope and pray for them.Photo from VENUS - Wall of Hope & Prayers for MH370In this p...

Read more »

How popular is the President of Mexico on Twitter?

March 18, 2014
By
How popular is the President of Mexico on Twitter?

Twitter simultaneously allows people to be heard and to hear, easily and in real time, bringing with it potentially fascinating and ground breaking insights for anybody trying to take the public’s pulse on a hot issue.  It is almost mandatory that so much benefit comes with its challenges, namely how to process the humongous amounts The post

Read more »

twitteR now supports database persistence

February 23, 2014
By

For a long time now I've wanted to add the ability for storing data from twitteR into a RDBMS. In the past I've done things by concatenating new results onto old results which simply becomes unwieldy. I know that many people have doctored up their own ...

Read more »

Using Twitter as a Data Source For Monitoring Password Dumps

February 20, 2014
By
Using Twitter as a Data Source For Monitoring Password Dumps

I shot a quick post over at the Data Driven Security blog explaining how to separate Twitter data gathering from R code via the Ruby t (github repo) command. Using t frees R code from having to be a Twitter processor and lets the analyst focus on analysis and visualization, plus you can use t

Read more »

What Twitter Says About A&E and Duck Dynasty

December 19, 2013
By
What Twitter Says About A&E and Duck Dynasty

I was looking on twitter and noticed a lot of people talking about Duck Dynasty and then talking about the consequences to A&E.  I was curious on what was being said.  I mined Twitter for #A&E and #duckdynasty and got the following wo...

Read more »

The distribution of Twitter follower counts

December 18, 2013
By
The distribution of Twitter follower counts

My Twitter account @revodavid has, of this writing, 8828 followers. But is that below or above average amongst active Twitter accounts? Since Twitter doesn't publish statistics of follower counts, I've really had little idea. Until now, that is, because Jon Bruner has done some independent research to estimate the distribution of number of followers amongst active Twitter users. Bruner...

Read more »

Build your own Twitter Archive and Analyzing Infrastructure with MongoDB, Java and R [Part 2] [Update]

December 9, 2013
By
Build your own Twitter Archive and Analyzing Infrastructure with MongoDB, Java and R [Part 2] [Update]

Hello everybody, in my first tutorial I described how you can build your own MongoDB and use a JAVA program to mine Twitter either via the search function and a loop or via the Streaming API. But till now you just have your tweets stores in a Database and we couldn´t get any insight in our …

Read more »