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New from Digital Collections: 1 October Twitter Data Tutorial Series

By Su Kim Chung on April 9, 2019 11:57 AM | Permalink

Learn how to design, collect, document, and analyze a collection of Twitter data by Miranda Barrie 

Navigating a collection of over 14 million tweets can seem like a daunting task. When the UNLV Libraries published its first-ever collection of Twitter data, we knew there was a need to make the data accessible to faculty and students across campus. The 1 October Twitter Data Tutorial Series features ten tutorials that take you step-by-step through the design, collection, and documentation process of curating a collection of Twitter data. Tutorials seven through ten feature tools to help students analyze the data they collect.

These tutorials are available now! You can scroll down to see a list of all ten tutorials or view the same list in this document. If you use these tutorials to create your own collection of Twitter data, let us know! We’d love to hear about it.

For any questions regarding the use of the dataset or the tutorials, please email Miranda Barrie and Thomas Padilla.

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1 October Twitter Data Collection
Tutorial Series

Tutorial One: Introduction to Tweet JSON
Learn the basics of JavaScript Object Notation and Tweet JSON
All operating systems

Tutorial Two: Command Line
Learn how to navigate your filesystem using the command line
Mac users · Windows users

Tutorial Three: Collection Design
Learn how to design a collection of Twitter data
All operating systems

Tutorial Four: Collection with Twarc
Learn how to create a collection of Twitter data
Mac users · Windows users

Tutorial Five: Collection Documentation
Learn how to document a collection of Twitter data
All operating systems

Tutorial Six: Collection Ethics
Learn how to ethically curate a collection of Twitter data
All operating systems

Tutorial Seven: Cleaning Your Data
Learn how to clean and organize a collection of Twitter data
Mac users

Tutorial Eight: Collection Analysis
Learn how to do a simple analysis of a collection of Twitter data using Twarc
Mac users

Tutorial Nine: Creating a geoFence
Learn how to create a geoFence and apply it to a collection of Twitter data
Mac users

Tutorial Ten: Converting Twitter Data Into a CSV File
Learn how to convert Twitter data to a CSV file using JQ
Mac users