Tag Archives: Facebook

The Latest Texifter Video Tutorials

To quickly learn the latest about gathering Twitter tweets for research, importing SurveyMonkey data, or using state of the art text analytics tools, check out our most recent Texifter tutorial videos. While they have a bit of a “home brew” … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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What is DiscoverText?

A 9-minute high-level overview of DiscoverText. Tweet This Post

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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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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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Presenting Actionable Insights

Everyday, users of social media miss out on potentially important pieces of information which they seek to find. This problem, which everyone encounters, illustrates a larger conundrum which confronts users of social media; information overload. For those who are not … Continue reading

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DiscoverText Webinar

Learn to Use DiscoverText – Free Tutorial Webinar Tuesday August 16 at 1:00 PM EST Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/750225288 This free, live Webinar introduces DiscoverText and key features used to ingest, filter, search & code text. We take your questions and … Continue reading

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Hurtigruten: A Norwegian Social Media Phenomenon

Here at Texifter, we are regularly impressed by the many ways in which our increasing number of end-users discover new ways to apply DiscoverText’s capabilities to their own research. With each new success story, we are – once again – … Continue reading

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Capturing Social Media Dissent

Immediately after the judge read the not guilty verdict in the high profile Casey Anthony criminal case, total internet traffic to major news outlets doubled, and most importantly, outsiders took to social media outlets to display their emotions and opinions. … Continue reading

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Monitor Middle East Protests

Dear faithful users and intrigued future users of DiscoverText, My name’s Josh and I’m one of 3 user support specialists at Texifter LLC. For my first Texifter blog entry, I’m going to demonstrate how I’ve been using DiscoverText to capture … Continue reading

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