[Air-L] Lost youtube comments

Geipel, Andrea andrea.geipel at tum.de
Wed Jan 17 01:18:46 PST 2018

Dear Philippa,

I'm also doing research on YouTube and analyzed comments from particular videos. I would suggest that your problem relates to settings of the YouTube channel. To my knowledge the policy didn't change according to a limit of comments being displayed. In my research I used a tool published by the Digital Methods Initiative (https://tools.digitalmethods.net/netvizz/youtube/). With this you can extract all comments (as well as the posters and the order) of one video to e.g. an excel sheet, which makes it possible to work on the text even if they got deleted by the poster or the video producer.

Hope this might help.



Von: Air-L <air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org> im Auftrag von Philippa Smith <philippa.smith at aut.ac.nz>
Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. Januar 2018 23:22:44
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Hi Everyone

My latest research project involves linguistic analysis of comments/replies under a specific youtube video.  Interestingly I cut and pasted the comments from a particular youtube url in July last year and saved them in a word document. However in going back to update this in 2018 I find that those original comments are no longer accessible in that the site does not automatically load more comments beyond the last three months.  This leave me with an incomplete data set.  I find this situation rather intriguing.   If anyone who is better informed than I am  might enlighten me as to whether this just reflects a change in youtube policy or might relate to settings of the youtube poster - that would be helpful. And if there is any solution - even better!

Kind regards



Philippa Smith
Senior Lecturer
Auckland University of Technology

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