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Analyzing R-Bloggers’ posts via Twitter

May 18, 2015
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Analyzing R-Bloggers’ posts via Twitter

For those who don’t know, every time a new blog post gets added to R-Bloggers, it gets a corresponding tweet by @Rbloggers, which gets seen by Rbloggers’ ~20k followers fairly fast. And every time my post gets published, I can’t help but check up on how many people gave that tweet some Twitter love, ie. “favorite”d or...

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Randomly Sample Twitter Followers in R

April 27, 2015
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Randomly Sample Twitter Followers in R

So yesterday, I set up an #AmazonGiveaway for my new R book at https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/ea32d421d8d7672d — but I had my 10 year old input the number that will determine every nth person who gets the printed

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Playing around with #rstats twitter data

Playing around with #rstats twitter data

As a bit of weekend fun, I decided to briefly look into the #rstats twitter data that Stephen Turner collected and made available (thanks!). Essentially, this data set contains some basic information about over 100,000 tweets that contain the hashtag… Continue reading →

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Programming a Twitter bot – and the rescue from procrastination

January 19, 2015
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A considerable share of Twitter accounts is not actually run by humans. According to a recent release by Twitter, `up to approximately 8.5%' of the active users are bots or third-party software that automatically aggregates tweets. Bots can follow other users, retweet content or post content on their own. What they say is essentially generated by scripts. Take...

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Twitter’s new R package for anomaly detection

January 7, 2015
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Twitter’s new R package for anomaly detection

For Twitter, finding anomalies — sudden spikes or dips — in a time series is important to keep the microblogging service running smoothly. A sudden spike in shared photos may signify an "trending" event, whereas a sudden dip in posts might represent a failure in one of the back-end services that needs to be addressed. To detect such anomalies,...

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Twitter’s R package for detecting breakouts in time series

November 24, 2014
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Twitter’s R package for detecting breakouts in time series

With so many more devices and instruments connected to the "Internet of Things" these days, there's a whole lot more time series data available to analyze. But time series are typically quite noisy: how do you distinguish a short-term tick up or down from a true change in the underlying signal? To solve this problem, Twitter created the BreakoutDetection...

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Twitter Pop-up Analytics

October 20, 2014
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Twitter Pop-up Analytics

IntroductionSo I've been thinking a lot lately. Well, that's always true. I should say, I've been thinking a lot lately about the blog. When I started this blog I was very much into the whole quantified self thing, because it was new to me, I liked the...

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Twitter’s REST API v1.1 with R (for Linux and Windows)

September 22, 2014
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Twitter’s REST API v1.1 with R (for Linux and Windows)

In this tutorial I am going to describe a straightforward way of how to make use of Twitter’s REST API v1.1. For that purpose I composed a little package (RTwitterAPI), so that requesting data just needs the API URL, the API parameters … Continue reading →

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How to reveal anyone’s interests on Twitter using social network analysis

September 22, 2014
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How to reveal anyone’s interests on Twitter using social network analysis

I’m giving a talk this Friday (September 26, from 6 – 8 PM) on my current research into interest detection on Twitter. The talk …Continue reading →

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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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