HARVESTING TWITTER DATA WITH TWARC AND BEST PRACTICES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH

Thursday, Feb 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Register: https://uc-love-data-week.github.io/#twitter

Speakers: Torin White (UC Santa Barbara) - Jon Jablonski (UC Santa Barbara)

twarc is a command line tool and Python library for gathering and working with Twitter JSON data via the public Twitter API. Emerging from the Black Lives Matter and Document the Now movements, twarc comes along with a loose set of community standards that respect the autonomy of the user and aligns with the EU's GDPR and Twitter's terms of service. As part of supporting social media research, the UCSB Library Collaboratory will get you started with what you need to use twarc and present current ethical best practices that we use to orient researchers to social media research.

This event is part of UC Love Data Week