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1 October

Collection Design: Curating a Collection of Twitter JSON Data

By Su Kim Chung on March 4, 2019 10:26 AM | Permalink

Learn how to curate a collection of Twitter JSON data by Miranda Barrie

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Before you start collecting Twitter data, it is important to clearly define your research questions to ensure that the tweets returned from Twitter’s Application Programming Interface (API) meet your needs as a researcher. The second tutorial in the 1 October Twitter Data Collection series will walk you through the collection design process and provides a checklist to help organize your collection. For the purposes of this tutorial, the process will assume that the collection will be created using Twarc, an open-source tool from Documenting the Now which allows users with Twitter developer access to collect Twitter data.

New From Digital Collections: Introduction to the Command Line

By Su Kim Chung on February 4, 2019 2:48 PM | Permalink

 

Learn how to navigate your computer using the Command Line by Miranda Barrie 
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How do you create a new folder? Pick the option below that applies to you:

            a.Right-click on my desktop and click ‘Create New Folder’
            b.Click on the tool button and then click ‘New Folder’
            c.Will it into existence, I have the power within me
            d.I don’t. I like my files to be free range.

New from Digital Collections: Learn how to collect Twitter data by Miranda Barrie

By Su Kim Chung on December 3, 2018 3:07 PM | Permalink

Why We Archive: Preserving the stories of a community coming together By Miranda Barrie

You can access the first tutorial in the 1 October Twitter Collection series here.

On October 2, 2017 I woke up in Santiago, Chile to a notification that there had been a shooting in my hometown of Las Vegas. I opened the Twitter application and began scrolling through my timeline, looking for mentions of the size and scale of the shooting. I started to see the numbers of injured persons rise as I repeatedly swiped down to refresh the site. I had no idea where my family members were, and no one was picking up the phone. Feeling panicked, I began doing the only thing I felt I could do at the time: amplifying the needs of the community by retweeting calls for blood donations from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.