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What your twitter friends say about you and your interests

August 10, 2014
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What your twitter friends say about you and your interests

This post is first in a series that looks at the inferences you can make using social media data. The …Continue reading →

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R Job Notifications Using Twitter

R Job Notifications Using Twitter There has been some interesting activity about getting R to send a notification somehow when a long running job is completed. The most notable entries I have seen in this category are RPushBullet for web notifications and pingr for audio notifications. Although RPushBullet looks really cool (and Dirk does great work), I wondered...

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Talking to Twitter’s REST API v1.1 with R

June 10, 2014
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Talking to Twitter’s REST API v1.1 with R

In this text I am going to describe a very straightforward way of how to make use of Twitter’s REST API v1.1. I put some code together for that purpose, so that requesting data just needs the API URL, the API … Continue reading →

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Celebrity twitter followers by gender

May 25, 2014
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Celebrity twitter followers by gender

The most popular accounts on twitter have millions of followers, but what are their demographics like? Twitter doesn’t collect or release this kind of information, and even things like name and location are only voluntarily added to people’s profiles. Unlike Google+ … Continue reading →

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Cluster your Twitter Data with R and k-means

May 13, 2014
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Cluster your Twitter Data with R and k-means

Hello everbody! Today  I want to show you how you can get deeper insights into your Twitter followers with the help of R. Because I just completed the course “Machine Learning” by Prof. Andrew Ng on Coursera I will use the k-means algorithm and cluster my Twitter followers by the ratio of their followers and how …

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Create an impressionist self-portrait from your Twitter followers

April 11, 2014
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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...

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Visualizing Twitter Followers Using Pointillism

April 10, 2014
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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...

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Create Twitter Wordcloud with Sentiments

March 23, 2014
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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. …

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R: Text Mining on Twitter #PrayForMH370 Malaysia Airlines

March 21, 2014
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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...

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How popular is the President of Mexico on Twitter?

March 18, 2014
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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

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