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Using Twitter as a data source: an overview of social media research tools (updated for 2017)

Ahmed, Wasim (2017) Using Twitter as a data source: an overview of social media research tools (updated for 2017). Impact of Social Sciences Blog (08 May 2017). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Following his initial post on this topic in 2015, Wasim Ahmed has updated and expanded his rundown of the tools available to social scientists looking to analyse social media data. A number of new applications have been released in the intervening period, with the increasing complexity of certain research questions also having prompted some tools to increase their data retrieval functionalities. Although platforms such as Facebook and WhatsApp have more active users, Twitter’s unique infrastructure and the near-total availability of its data have ensured its popularity among researchers remains high.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2017 08:24
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2017 08:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/79636

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