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What Happened Then? Using Approximated Twitter Follower Accession to Identify Political Events

March 4, 2013
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What Happened Then? Using Approximated Twitter Follower Accession to Identify Political Events

Following a chat with @andypryke, I thought I’d try out a simple bit of feature detection around approximated follower acquisition charts (e.g. Estimated Follower Accession Charts for Twitter) to see if I could detect dates around which there were spikes in follower acquisition. So for example, here’s the follower acquistion chart for Seem Malhotra: We

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Mapped: Twitter Languages in New York

February 20, 2013
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Mapped: Twitter Languages in New York

Following the interest in our Twitter Tongues map for L

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Sketches Around Twitter Followers

February 19, 2013
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Sketches Around Twitter Followers

I’ve been doodling… Following a query about the possible purchase of Twitter followers for various public figure accounts (I need to get my head round what the problem is with that exactly?!), I thought I’d have a quick look at some stats around follower groupings… I started off with a data grab, pulling down the

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Fun with Twitter

January 28, 2013
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Fun with Twitter

I’ve been playing around with the ‘twitteR’ package for R ever since I heard of its existence. Twitter is great and easy to mine because the messages are all-text and most people’s profiles are public. This process is made even easier with the ‘twitteR’ package, which takes advantage of the Twitter API. After exploring some of the package’s capabilities, I...

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Detecting Language in Twitter

January 14, 2013
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Air quality analysis from Beijing twitter feed.

January 14, 2013
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Air quality analysis from Beijing twitter feed.

As air pollution in Beijing reach new high . I re-ran the analysis I put online a few months ago. "Crazy bad" is a good description when it reach those levels. But I am sure there are other place like Mexico city, LA etc... that also look as dramatic as...

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Improving Twitter Search with Real-Time Human Computation

January 7, 2013
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(This is a post from the Twitter Engineering Blog that I wrote with Alpa Jain.) One of the magical things about Twitter is that it opens a window to the world in real-time. An event happens, and just seconds later, it’s shared for people across the planet to see. Consider, for example, what happened when...

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Twitter Roundup, January 4 2013

January 4, 2013
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I've said it before: Twitter makes me a lazy blogger. Lots of stuff came across my radar this week that didn't make it into a full blog post. Here's a quick recap:PLOS Computational Biology: Chapter 1: Biomedical Knowledge IntegrationAssuring the quali...

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Political revolutions on Twitter, visualized with R

December 13, 2012
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Twitter has become a powerful medium for organizing and communicating with factions during popular uprisings: the crisis in Egypt, the uprising in Syria, the revolution in Iran, and other conflicts all around the world. Twitter's effectiveness relies on its ability for the various factions to self-organize and to fight the information battle in social media. Esteban Moro Egido, a...

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Evaluating term popularity with twitteR

December 8, 2012
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Evaluating term popularity with twitteR

I really wanted to put something together for this series on the twitteR package. Unfortunately, at the moment the number of interesting things than can be done with twitteR, as opposed to through API calls and RCurl, is limited. Regardless, I have Ye...

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