TAGS gets a timeline widget to display your latest archived tweets (replacement for the Twitter search timeline widget)

On 23 March 2018 Twitter announced that it was retiring search timeline widgets, suggesting people moved to a Curate a Collection of Tweets. For a lot of people, myself included, this is far from an ideal solution. Given the number of hashtag communities I’m part of I’d much prefer to set something up and let […]

Open call for contributions: TAGS talk at #OER15 – how are you using Twitter to support education

In a couple of weeks I’ll be talking about TAGS at OER15 (14:30-15:00, 15th April). Whilst parallel sessions aren’t going to be streamed I’ve got a couple of ideas for broadcasting my session. If I pull this off I’ll be co-tagging my presentation #oer15 #740. My notes for structuring the session so far is: Networks […]

TAGSExplorer now includes filterable/searchable archive

At IWMW12 I made a searchable/filterable version of TAGS Spreadsheets. This feature lets you use the Google Visualisation API to filter tweets stored in a Google Spreadsheet (more about TAGS). It has been available via a separate web interface for some time but I’ve never got around to publicizing it. As TAGSExplorer also uses the […]

The most comprehensive aggregation and visualisation of #jiscel12 tweets

It’s here folks. The most advanced aggregation and visualisation of tweets for the JISC Innovating e-Learning 2012 online conference taking place next week. Over two years ago I started developing a Google Spreadsheet to archive tweets and since not only have I been evolving the code I’ve been creating tools which use the spreadsheet as […]

A way to archive and display Twitter hashtag chats

It’s interesting to watch the popularity of Twitter hashtag chat communities (like #uklibchat) grow. It’s also interesting to the number of different ways these chats are recorded from dumping/exporting a Twitter Search into a word or pdf doc to using tools like Storify to capture the highlights. If you organise or are thinking of organising […]

EDGESExplorer: Simple force layout diagrams from edge lists stored in Google Spreadsheets [NodeXL Gephi]

When I initially pushed TAGSExplorer to the world one of the first reactions I got was from my friend Tony Hirst who suggested having a simple version which let users select two columns to generate a force layout diagram (that’s what I think he was suggesting anyway ;). I’ve played around with other ways to […]

TAGSExplorer: Queryable Twitter archive exploration with Google Visualization API Query Language integration

Since pushing out my Twitter archive visualisation tool, TAGSExplorer, it nice to see people are already pushing out tweets for their own archives. After a full on development period of a couple of weeks, TAGSExplorer is reasonably stable but like most other web services there is some continual tweaking going on behind the scenes. One […]

Twitter: How to archive event hashtags and create an interactive visualization of the conversation

The use of Twitter to collecting tweets around an event hashtag allowing participants to share and contribute continues to grow and has even become part of mass media events, various TV shows now having and publicising their own tag. This resource is often lost in time, only tiny snippets being captured in blog posts or […]

Visualising the #ili2011 Twitter archive

Over on UK Web Focus Brian Kelly has posted What Twitter Told Us About ILI 2011which gives a breakdown of twitter statistics the recent Internet Librarian International conference #ili2011. These statistics give some of the headline figures of number of tweets, top tweeters etc from Andy Powell’s Summarizr interface for the TwapperKeeper service (recent bought […]

TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet

Graphs can be a powerful way to represent relationships between data, but they are also a very abstract concept, which means that they run the danger of meaning something only to the creator of the graph. Often, simply showing the structure of the data says very little about what it actually means, even though it’s […]

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