vosonSML R package
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.
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.
Facebook collection in vosonSML is broken, due to changes in the API (v2.11) which came into effect in February 2018. Due to Instagram API changes effective 1 June 2016, vosonSML can no longer be used to collect Instagram data.
The present page provides some R scripts to help get you started using vosonSML and also information on associated training workshops and obtaining API access (*Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).
R helper script and tutorials
Topic modeling of tweets in R: a tutorial and methodology
Find tutorial HERE
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.