Collecting Tweets Using R and the Twitter Streaming API

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Although this post has been a very long time coming, I’ve gotten many good questions and requests over comment/email to create a streaming API tutorial, so here it is! This second post is a follow up to my initial Collecting Tweets Using R and the Twitter Search API post. As always, before I dig into the code, below are some notes I want to touch on.

 

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Collecting Tweets Using R and the Twitter Search API

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Sentiment Analysis and Natural Language Processing (NLP) have always fascinated me yet I never really understood the inner-workings of this type of analysis and never made the time to dig into the science. Until recently, I didn’t even know that you could collect tweets for free using Twitter’s Search and Streaming APIs. A few days and several blogs later, I’ve now set up R to work with both the Search and Streaming APIs. Since much of the information was located on disparate websites, I thought I’d give a general recap here. This first post deals with using the Twitter Search API and R to collect tweets. Before I dig into the code, there are some notes I want to touch on (which I later learned from Twitter’s documentation). Continue reading…