[Air-L] Tools for Analysing Tumblr?

Alex Leavitt alexleavitt at gmail.com
Mon Oct 1 10:57:24 PDT 2012

Hey Stephanie,

I'm working on a Tumblr project at the moment as well. Seems like there are
no good tools out there really. What I've been doing is writing my own
Pyton scripts to scrape data from the Tumblr API and throwing them into a
database for further analysis.

Tumblr's API is pretty good -- the one major limitation is that it only
delivers the most recent 50 notes per post. You can probably scrape the
notes by parsing HTML, but you need a dynamic Javascript package as the
notes (in sets of 50) are hidden behind Javascript on each page.



Alexander Leavitt
PhD Student
USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
Twitter: @alexleavitt

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 3:00 AM, Stephanie Betz <stephanie.betz at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm looking at doing a project that analyses posts on Tumblr.
> Unfortunately, however, the tools available through the Tumblr website
> aren't particularly useful for analysing large amounts of posts.
> Does anyone know of any third-party applications that may be useful for
> exploring Tumblr's tags and posts?
> Thanks,
> Steph.
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