Category Archives: Twitter

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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Gnip Power Track Expansion

It’s official. Starting in January 2013, DiscoverText customers will be able to purchase monthly access to four vibrant Gnip-enabled Power Track data feeds. Building on current successes with Twitter, we are pleased to offer unprecedented federated Power Track access to … Continue reading

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Smoking Hot Data

We interviewed researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago in the Health Media Collaboratory about their use of DiscoverText and the Gnip-enabled Power Track for Twitter to study smoking behavior. The team, led by Dr. Sherry Emery, explains why it … Continue reading

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Complete History of Twitter Now Available via GNIP

Texifter was the first company to join as a paying customer in the alpha “Snapshot” offering from Gnip. You can still take part in that alpha by submitting a request for a free estimate of a snapshot from Twitter’s complete … Continue reading

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Chasing the Social Media Data Trail – Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

I really like the effort Jeremy Harris Lipschultz put into preparing this panel, recording it with a small hand held device, making edits, and producing a polished video and blog post. Early attempts to list useful social media metrics quit … Continue reading

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Election Special: Gnip Power Track Access Fee Cut in Half

Memo to: Political Junkies, Researchers, and Journalists Subject: 2012 GOP Convention Would you like every tweet from @GOPconvention, #RNC2012, #Romney, #TeaParty, or any person whose Twitter bio contains “Romney”? These are just a few of the possible queries you can … Continue reading

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Election Analytics Part I: Romney Trends in April

[In the coming  months leading up the U.S. presidential election, the Texifter blog will be featuring a multi-part series on various analytical insights into the election, which can be gained by utilizing a host of social media analytics (SMA) methods within … Continue reading

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Tracking Anti-Smoking Campaign Effects Online

The use of social media has grown exponentially over the last several years.  In fact, most television programs and televised advertising have a social media component, designed to expand reach and engagement with the audience.   To date, the tobacco control … Continue reading

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Weibo Arrives @DiscoverText

After months of user anticipation, the Weibo API is now integrated into DiscoverText, our “do-it-yourself” text analytic solution for deriving insight from unstructured text. With over 300 million users, Weibo is the largest micro-blogging website in China. Its integration into … Continue reading

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Why Try GNIP?

We asked folks signing up for the 2nd GNIP beta using DiscoverText why they were doing it. Here is a nice Wordle showing some of the common themes: We also asked for job titles. No surprise the professors lead the … Continue reading

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Get the Twitter Fat Pipe

Texifter is launching a second beta test period using “Power Track for Twitter” fire hose filtering a service provided by GNIP. We have streamlined the process of providing Enterprise class access to the beta test. This beta includes access to … Continue reading

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Holiday Shopping Update

Week 3 Due to a busy week in California, and preparations for Amsterdam, I am going to skip right to Week 3 of the Holiday Shopping Updates, meaning analysis for the dates November 13-20. In our first analysis, we captured … 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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Why People Want GNIP’s Power Track Twitter Firehose

We have been delighted with the response to our call for beta testers to try the GNIP-enabled PowerTrack for Twitter.  You can still sign up. Round 1 of the beta test concludes on October 31, 2011. Even just testing the … Continue reading

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