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Playing with Twitter Data

April 28, 2016
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Playing with Twitter Data

Last Friday, the Institute for Social Sciences hosted a great one-day conference on various aspects of the reproducability crisis, Making Social Science Transparent. It was the first time I’ve done much tweeting during an event like this, and while it felt a little silly, it was also fun, it was nice to hear what was resonating with...

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Mapping Twitter Followers in R

April 8, 2016
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Mapping Twitter Followers in R

My colleague Jon Lieber and I recently released a new report that analyzes how digital marketplaces that connect workers to consumers demanding their services (e.g. Uber, Thumbtack, Upwork, etc.) are affecting the American labor market. As part of this report, we looked at where these digital marketplaces are most active. Although the biggest ones are now active...

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Gathering Twitter data with the TwitteR2Mongo package

Gathering Twitter data with the TwitteR2Mongo package

The following is a guest post by Philipp Prettl and Lion Weber (University of Konstanz), with support from Simon Munzert. Did you ever want to track trending topics on Twitter, but missed to start the tracking as an event took off? Are you interested in mining massive amounts of Twitter data using R, but lack the tools to store all...

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Setting up the Twitter R package for text analytics

February 23, 2016
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Setting up the Twitter R package for text analytics

The Twitter R package by Jeff Gentry is a great way to get started in Text Analytics. This tutorial is about how to get setup to pull twitter data into R so that you can do some text analytics with it. Basically it is only the first step of getting dat...

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Sentiment Analysis of Uganda Presidential Debate – Using R and Twitter data

February 2, 2016
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Introduction to Digital democracy is here. Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are providing inexpensive ways for individuals to engage on political issues, therefore providing a wealth of data that provides insight on an underlying trend that spans both geography and demography. Outbox Uganda carried out a sentiment analysis of Uganda’s first ever presidential debate last month and...

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In-depth analysis of Twitter activity and sentiment, with R

January 27, 2016
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In-depth analysis of Twitter activity and sentiment, with R

Astronomer and budding data scientist Julia Silge has been using R for less than a year, but based on the posts using R on her blog has already become very proficient at using R to analyze some interesting data sets. She has posted detailed analyses of water consumption data and health care indicators from the Utah Open Data Catalog,...

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A (not too talkative) twitterbot is born

December 28, 2015
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A (not too talkative) twitterbot is born

Twitter bots One of my holiday projects was to get my head around how Twitter bots work, and the best (only?) way of course is to make one. Apparently about one in seven Twitter accounts is a computer program rather than a human user (although of course there are humans behind, and responsible, for all the robots). ...

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How to create a Twitter Sentiment Analysis using R and Shiny

December 26, 2015
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How to create a Twitter Sentiment Analysis using R and Shiny

Everytime you release a product or service you want to receive feedback from users so you know what they like and what they don’t. Sentiment Analysis can help you. I will show you how to create a simple application in R and Shiny to perform Twitter Sentiment Analysis in real-time. I use RStudio. We will

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Analyzing “Twitter faces” in R with Microsoft Project Oxford

December 21, 2015
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Analyzing “Twitter faces” in R with Microsoft Project Oxford

Introduction In my previous blog post I used the Microsoft Translator API in my BonAppetit Shiny app to recommend restaurants to tourists. I’m getting a little bit addicted to the Microsoft API’s, they can be fun to use :-). In … Continue reading →

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Downloading your twitter feed in R

December 6, 2015
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The twitteR library is one of the most comprehensive R bindings for an API that I have ever seen. Thanks a million to Jeff Gentry for authoring and maintaining it. It took me a while to get to know it and I thought I'd share a little trick here. I recently wanted to trace the generation of my...

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