SocialMediaLab R package
SocialMediaLab 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 (*Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) and generating different types of networks for analysis.
SocialMediaLab was created by Tim Graham (who is also the maintainer of the package) and Robert Ackland. A major contribution was also made by Chung-hong Chan from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong.
Note that due to Instagram API changes effective 1 June 2016, SocialMediaLab can no longer provide access to Instagram data.
The present page provides some R scripts to help get you started using SocialMediaLab 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 SocialMediaLab
Visit this page containing previous training workshops on network and text analysis involving the use of SocialMediaLab and other R packages.
Obtaining API access (Twitter, *Facebook and Youtube)
This page provides some information on how to get API credentials for Twitter, Facebook and Youtube.