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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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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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