[Air-L] VOSON SocialMediaLab R package now available
robert.ackland at anu.edu.au
Thu Nov 26 04:19:19 PST 2015
SocialMediaLab is an R package that provides a suite of tools for
collecting and constructing networks from social media data. It provides
easy-to-use functions for collecting data across popular platforms
(Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) and generating different
types of networks for analysis. SocialMediaLab also collects the
associated text data from social media platforms (e.g. Tweets, Facebook
fan page posts and comments, YouTube video comments).
SocialMediaLab was created by Timothy Graham from the University of
Queensland (who is also the maintainer of the package) and Robert
Ackland from the Australian National University.
The latest 'official' version of the package can be found here:
The development version, support and further information can be found
Also, see the SocialMediaLab page on the VOSON Lab website:
http://voson.anu.edu.au/SocialMediaLab - this has several "how to"
guides, including an "Absolute Beginners Guide to SocialMediaLab"
tutorial aimed at people with little or no programming experience.
The following 5-day course (Canberra, 18-22 January 2016) will have a
strong focus on SocialMediaLab:
We are also available for in-house/customised training sessions!
SocialMediaLab would not be possible without key packages by other
authors in the R community, particularly: igraph, Rfacebook, instaR,
twitteR, data.table, tm, and httr.
Please feel free to send us suggestions and report bugs (via github
page), and we welcome contributions to SocialMediaLab!
Dr Robert Ackland
Associate Professor, School of Sociology and Centre for Social Research
Leader, Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) Lab
Australian National University
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