Tag Archives: DiscoverText

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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Texifter News: Migration to Azure and the Big Boulder Initiative

A brief follow up on Texifter. We successfully migrated “DiscoverText” (http://discovertext.com) to Microsoft’s Azure. It was very smooth, though we are going through a period of diminished search and filtering capabilities while the data re-indexes. Otherwise, the other capabilities appear … 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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Digital Methods Initiative Winter 2014 Slides

It was a great joy to return to the University of Amsterdam and give this talk to my old friend Richard Rogers and his 100+ attentive workshop attendees. Tweet This Post

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Win Historical Twitter Datasets

Just about six hours left to win valuable historical twitter datasets and powerful text analytics software. This is by far our best Facebook raffle yet. To enter: Login to Facebook Visit this URL: http://bit.ly/1421tWP Tweet about the raffle, follow DiscoverText on Twitter, … Continue reading

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Joining Vision Critical: Reflections of an Inventor

As of today, DiscoverText is part of a larger company: Vision Critical, a market research technology provider that works with more than a third of the world’s top 100 brands. The thrill of joining a successful and growing firm headquartered … Continue reading

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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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Tutorial Videos

Thanks to our friends at Screencast.com, we now have our entire tutorial video library indexed in a spiffy new media roll. Learn how to use DiscoverText to archive, filter, search, code, and machine classify text from social media, surveys, emails … Continue reading

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Texifter and Columbia University Launch New Gnip Data Feeds

AMHERST, MA, November 15, 2012 New collaboration brings greater social data coverage to research, education, and commercial users. Texifter, a text analytics start-up, is launching access to two new major blog data streams as part of its collaboration with Columbia … Continue reading

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Fear and Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail

Hurricane Sandy kept me from giving this talk titled “Fear & Loathing on the Social Campaign Trail” in San Francisco, so here is it via a Screencast. Tweet This Post

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Heat Maps Arrive

 We are thrilled with the response to v1 of our heat map tools, which provide a unique glimpse into the nature and scope of inter-coder agreement in DiscoverText. This video introduces the beta version of the tool. Overtime, the tool … Continue reading

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Coders Needed!

We are building up a pool of coders for some new projects. If you are good at labeling text this may be an excellent opportunity for you. Graduate students are particularly welcome to join the pool. Coders accepted into the … Continue reading

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Twitter Fire Hose Access: Never Miss a Tweet

Just in time for the 2012 GOP convention, we are running a special offer to provide full Twitter fire hose access via the Gnip-enabled Power Track for Twitter: Never miss a tweet. Full coverage with no rate limits. Powerful search … Continue reading

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