Category Archives: Facebook

DiscoverText: A Vital Research Tool for Social Media

I’ve been using DiscoverText for several years, primarily in an academic research capacity but also working with journalists to help them reach broader audiences through social media. ¬†From an academic standpoint, DiscoverText was the backbone of collecting Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

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DiscoverText as a Teaching and Research Tool

Conducting research on the impact of large projects and events is difficult as each undertaking is unique. Traditional quantitative techniques face limitations of internal validity while qualitative research faces challenges of external validity. However, projects and events generate a massive … Continue reading

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Collecting Facebook & Twitter Data

This is an updated 4-minute tutorial on how to collect public Facebook data via the Open Graph API using DiscoverText. This is an even shorter 75-second tutorial on how to collect Twitter data via the public API. Tweet This Post

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New Facebook Meta Data

DiscoverText is deploying new capabilities to work with geographic information and social media. Part of this work is now centered on Facebook and the Open Graph API. This one-minute video shows some of the new meta data publicly available from … Continue reading

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Visiting Google & Facebook

Thanks to some excellent ground work by Joe Delfino and Sean Kelleher, Joe, Sean & I were able to make a pilgrimage to Google, Facebook & Reputation.com for a wildly exciting day of briefings with Q&A. While I’d love to … Continue reading

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DiscoverText Introduces Tools for Random Sampling

DiscoverText is rolling-out an addition to its analytical toolkit: random sampling. The Web-service already offers an array of tools for text analytics and rigorous, team-based qualitative data analysis. These functions include the ability to code and annotate text, measure inter-rater … Continue reading

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Archiving Public Facebook Content: Technical & Legal Issues

This is an updated version of a very popular early video. It describes some of the technical and legal issues when you “Connect” with Facebook credentials to DiscoverText. The video offers instructions about privacy and demonstrates how you can use … Continue reading

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