Notes on Methods

The data for these visualizations was collected with Archivist Desktop by Mix Online. These visualizations carried out using Microsoft Excel and the NodeXL1.

The main workflow for production of these visualizations is described (in very rough form — work in progress!) here. Additional info found in following pages — fragmentary, not-quite-coherent notes about methods I've used at various times in playing with Twitter data. Most are quite simplistic using either Microsoft office or simple Python code.

  1. Notes on Twitter data collection
  2. How To Collect Twitter Data Archivist Example
  3. Simple Twitter Analysis
  4. Twitter Data Processing
  5. Counting Hashtags
  6. Data Cleaning

22 August

Data in NodeXL (.xlsx) format
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21 August

Download relatively clean data in tab-delimited format or XLSX format
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15 August

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