The idea of the study is to compare different scraping methods for Twitter hashtags with high traffic. In this case tweets related to the #12m15m mobilizations in Spain, the anniversary of the #15M – indignados movement. May 2012.
Source data to be compared:
- Scraperwiki: https://scraperwiki.com/scrapers/twitter_12m15m_1/
- Topsy*: http://analytics.topsy.com/?q=%2312m15M%2C%2315m%2C%2312M&period=1%20month
- R-shief: http://twitterminer.r-shief.org/hq/index.php
This is a collaboration effort by Ignacio Morer, VJ Um Amel from r-shief, Gilad Lotan and @numeroteca. Join us, we are willing to replicate this study with other events-hashtags in the future. We’ll publish the results in occupyresearch.net.
*I’ve realized Topsy data change depending on the time of the day you access.
The spreadsheet with all the data is available at: http://bit.ly/12m15mtweets
Data from Topsy May 11th and 15th 2012 and r-shief.