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twitteR now supports database persistence

February 23, 2014
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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 ...

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Using Twitter as a Data Source For Monitoring Password Dumps

February 20, 2014
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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

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What Twitter Says About A&E and Duck Dynasty

December 19, 2013
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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...

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The distribution of Twitter follower counts

December 18, 2013
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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...

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

December 9, 2013
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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 …

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Twitter Battle

December 2, 2013
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Twitter Battle

I love to have fun with R and Twitter...there are a lot of cool things that you can do with it...so I just thought of having a small Twitter Battle application...something that will grab the number of followers and lists from two users...apply some cra...

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Twitter unfollowers with R and Rook – Revisited

December 2, 2013
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Twitter unfollowers with R and Rook – Revisited

Some time ago I wrote a post called Twitter unfollowers with R and Rook where I used R and Twitter to get a list of the people that we follow...but that doesn't follow us back...Right now...that post is obsolete as Twitter changed its API to API 1...

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Animated Twitter Networks

November 11, 2013
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Animated Twitter Networks

In this blogpost I presented a visualization made with R that shows how almost the whole world expresses its attention to political crises abroad. Here’s another visualization with Tweets in October 2013 that referred to the Lampedusa tragedy in the Mediterranean. But this transnational public space isn’t quite as static as it

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Using R to find Obama’s most frequent twitter hashtags

November 4, 2013
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Using R to find Obama’s most frequent twitter hashtags

I've been exploring Jeff Gentry's twitteR package, which has a ton of great functionality for intereacting with twitter data in R. Today, I thought a bit about a problem I've noticed several times on twitter: users profiles are often only noisy signals of the content they tweet about! I decided...

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Build your own Twitter Archive and Analyzing Infrastructure with MongoDB, Java and R [Part 1] [Update]

October 22, 2013
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Build your own Twitter Archive and Analyzing Infrastructure with MongoDB, Java and R [Part 1] [Update]

UPDATE: The JAVA script is now also available with the streaming API. You can find the script on my github account Hey everybody, you sure know the problems which appear when you want to work with the Twitter API. Twitter created a lot of different restrictions minimizing the fun of the Data Mining process. Another …

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