Working with Twitter Data


Bio: "Joe is a Research Associate based in sunny Manchester. Joe works within the UK Data Services Computational Social Science team helping to bridge the gap between social science and computational thinking. Recently his focus has been on social media data and synthetic data. In his spare time, he organizes PyDataMCR, one of Manchester's largest data meetups."

Twitter has recently been a fantastic source of data. Never before has an individually been able to so trivially access historic opinions and watch them develop over time. In this talk I will cover: • Why social media data is useful • Why Twitter is a great data source • Data collection from Twitter There will be some programming in Python; but beyond this; I will offer some alternatives to attendees who don't know Python.