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Introduction to rtweet: Collecting Twitter Data

Fri, May 26, 14:00 to 15:15, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Floor: 3, Aqua 309


For communication researchers, real-time Twitter data offers a number of advantages. Unfortunately, formulating requests to Twitter and then wrangling the resulting data is no easy task. This paper introduces rtweet: Collecting Twitter Data, a free open-source R package designed to making requesting, retrieving, and wrangling large amounts of Twitter data easier.