Twitter throws a bone: Increased hits and metadata in Twitter Search API 1.1

Twitter has recently frustrated a number of developers and mashup artists moving to tighter restrictions on it’s latest API. Top of the list for many are all Twitter Search API requests need to be authenticated (you can’t just grab and run, a request has to be via a Twitter account), removal of XML/Atom feeds and […]

#LAK13: Recipes in capturing and analyzing data – Twitter

I’m enrolled on the Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK13) which is an open online course introducing data and analytics in learning. As part of my personal assignment I thought it would be useful to share some of the data collection and analysis techniques I use for similar courses and take the opportunity to extend some of these. […]

Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet TAGS v5

For a couple of years I’ve been sharing a Google Sheet template for archiving searches from Twitter. In September 2012 Twitter announced the release of a new version of their API (the spreadsheet uses this to request data from Twitter). Around the same time Twitter also announced that the old version of their API would be switched off in March 2013. So here is a new version…

Keep your Twitter Archive fresh on Google Drive using a bit of Google Apps Script

A soon as you download your Twitter Archive it immediately becomes stale. To save having to request fresh copies this post shows you how you can not only keep your archive fresh on Google Drive but also share it to the world.

Backup Twitter Status Updates to a Google Spreadsheet

It looks like Twitter are finally rolling out the option to download all your tweets. If you are still itching to get your data this Google Spreadsheet template should help.

Twitter provides proof of real-time engagement with the public: How to record it as evidence

Increasing staff are required to provide evidence of the impact of their research. Twitter can be a useful channel to track reaction, but do you have a strategy for recording this evidence. I provide some suggestions

Guest Post for Big Data Week #bdw13: Getting Creative with Big Data and Google Apps

I was recently asked to write a guest post for Big Data Week on using Google Apps as an interface for Big Data. For the post I decided to revisit an old recipe which uses Google Sheets (Spreadsheets) and Google Apps Script to interface the Twitter and Google Analytics API

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 […]

CFHE12 Week 3 Analysis: Exploring the Twitter network through tweets

Taking an ego-centric approach to Twitter contributions to CFHE12 looking at how activity data can be extracted and used

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