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 it run in the background. For TAGS users the good news is I’ve created a custom widget to display the last 10 results from a TAGS Archive.

A conversation about chart wizards between @mhawksey @psychemedia and @everythingabili (from 2015)

Is there a site that steps you through making custom google charts from published Google Sheet data? #ddj @psychemedia — Martin Hawksey (@mhawksey) April 22, 2015 @mhawksey no idea – i try not to use google app tools wherever possible 😉 — Tony Hirst (@psychemedia) April 22, 2015 @mhawksey Erm… thinks – what do you […]

[Repost] Putting a pin in a map: Mapping evidence from OER Research Hub surveys

A repost of guest post on OER Research Hub on November 24th, 2014 As part of the OER Research Hub the community has been asked to respond to surveys examining OER awareness and usage. This has been done using the online web service SurveyMonkey. One of the features of SurveyMonkey is to record additional information […]

Synthesising Google Fusion Tables and Visualization API to allow data exploration and mashups

As part of some recent work with the Open University I explored the use of Google Fusion Tables as a queriable data source to use with Google Charts. This post highlights the result and notes some limitations and opportunities of using Google Fusion Tables as a datasource.

[Presentation] Dabbling with Data Visualisation

In this presentation I will demonstrate simple techniques for generating data visualisations: using tools (including MS Excel and Google Spreadsheets), drawing packages (including Illustrator and Inkscape) and software libraries (including d3.js and timeline.js). As part of this participants will be introduced to basic visual theories and the concepts of exploratory and explanatory analytics. The presentation will also highlight some of the skills required for discovering and reshaping data sources.

Sankey your Google Spreadsheet Data #d3js

“Sankey diagrams are a specific type of flow diagram, in which the width of the arrows is shown proportionally to the flow quantity.” In this post I introduce a basic wrapper to render data from a Google Spreadsheet with a d3js generated sankey diagram

Experiment with interactive wordcloud of #smwgla Twitter community profile descriptions (making a JSON query on Google Spreadsheet data)

I should say this post contains a lot of technical information, doesn’t give much background and is mainly for my hard-core followers This is a very lose sketch of an experiment I might refine which uses Jason Davies wordcloud script (add-on for d3.js) as a way to filter data hosted in a Google Spreadsheet. I […]

New features in NodeXL to detect and analyse Twitter hashtag community ripples

In this post I highlight some of the new features of NodeXL’s Twitter Search tools that make it a useful tool for community/resource detection and analysis

Quick play with carrot2 for clustering and visualising a conference Twitter archive #or2012

Notes on my first play with Carrot2 Workbench (a search term clustering/analysis/visualisation tool). In this example reformat tweets from #or2012 using Google Refine into a Carrot2 XML format. Still loads to learn about C2 so if you have any pointers I’d be very grateful

IWMW12 Data Hacks

In this post I highlight some data hacks I came up with during the course of #iwmw12. These include a network diagram of how UN University Twitter accounts follow each other, a search archive of tweets and some timestamped map data

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