vosonSML R package

Download vosonSML from CRAN , GitHub (development version).
vosonSML documentation vosonSML vignette

vosonSML 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 (Twitter, YouTube and Reddit) and generating different types of networks for analysis.

Bryan Gertzel is the lead developer and maintainer of vosonSML. vosonSML was originally created by Tim Graham and Robert Ackland, with contributions Chung-hong Chan.

Note: vosonSML is the new name for the R package that was previously called SocialMediaLab. Some of the materials below refer to the old package name.

Important!It is no longer possible to use vosonSML collect data from Facebook, due to changes in the API (v2.11) which came into effect in February 2018. These API changes meant that it was no longer possible to identify the Facebook users who like or comments on posts on Facebook pages, unless the API access token is created by the page's owner, making it impossible to construct networks.

General Information

R helper script and tutorials

Absolute Beginner's Guide to the SocialMediaLab Package in R (for version 0.20.1)

Pdf and Rmd versions available

SocialMediaLab Tutorial (for version 0.20.1)

Pdf and Rmd versions available

Topic modeling of tweets in R: a tutorial and methodology

Find tutorial HERE

SocialMediaLab Tutorial for International Communication Association (ICA) 2017 Conference

Pdf and Rmd files

More information

Training workshops using vosonSML

Visit this page containing previous training workshops on network and text analysis involving the use of vosonSML and other R packages.

Obtaining API access (Twitter and Youtube)

This page provides some information on how to get API credentials for Twitter and Youtube.