Collecting Twitter Data for Specific Times

Oct 21, 2015 at 12:01 AM
I am trying to collect Twitter data for a certain hashtag using Nodexl Pro for one day. When I attempted to collect the data, only tweets from around 6:00 to 24:00 showed up because of the sheer quantity of tweets. I was looking for a way to be able to find that data from 0:00 to 5:59, so is there anyway to use Twitter search operators per hour?
Coordinator
Oct 21, 2015 at 4:06 AM
Hello!

Thank you for the interest in NodeXL Pro!

NodeXL Pro uses the public Twitter API - which has several limits and operators.

The Twitter API will not deliver more than about 18,000 tweets or any tweet older than 7-8 days.

There are several Twitter search term operators. See: https://dev.twitter.com/rest/public/search

Examples:

superhero since:2015-07-19 matches Tweets containing “superhero” and sent since date “2015-07-19” (year-month-day)

ftw until:2015-07-19 matches Tweets containing “ftw” and sent before the date “2015-07-19”

However, this does not allow specification of hours minutes and seconds.

So, for complete data, you may need to repeat the query throughout the busy day.

Regards,

Marc
Oct 22, 2015 at 12:21 AM
Is there any way I can continuously collect data if I leave my computer running (have a live feed of tweets stream to my computer throughout the day)?
Coordinator
Oct 22, 2015 at 5:43 AM
Edited Oct 22, 2015 at 5:45 AM
This is a feature of NodeXL Pro. These articles should describe the operation of the settings options files, Task Scheduler, and the NodeXL > Graph > Automate feature:

A Sample Settings File for NodeXL: An automated recipie for making Twitter network visualizations
http://www.connectedaction.net/a-sample-settings-file-for-nodexl-an-automated-recipie-for-making-twitter-network-visualizations/

Setting forth: saving NodeXL option settings – how to exchange your expert configurations in NodeXL
http://www.connectedaction.net/setting-forth-saving-nodexl-option-settings-how-to-exchange-your-expert-configurations-in-nodexl/

Fully automatic: NodeXL can build your network graphs hands free
http://www.connectedaction.net/fully-automatic-nodexl-can-build-your-network-graphs-hands-free/

How to schedule the creation of a network with NodeXL and Windows Task Scheduler
http://www.connectedaction.net/how-to-schedule-the-creation-of-a-network-with-nodexl-and-windows-task-scheduler/

Automatic for the people (who use the latest NodeXL!). Release v.1.0.1.128
http://www.connectedaction.net/automatic-for-the-people-who-use-the-latest-nodexl-release-v-1-0-1-128/

I would be happy to schedule a time to connect via Skype or phone to show you how to implement these features in NodeXL Pro!

Regards,

Marc
Oct 27, 2015 at 10:22 PM
Hi Marc,
Data collection was going well with NodeXL Pro until today. When I tried to open up the program this morning, I got the error code "In order to run, C:\Users....\DeployedTemplate\NodeXLGraph.xltx requires that .NET Framework be installed. Contact your administrator for further assistance in downloading and installing it." After I saw this, I went to microsoft.com to download the newest version of .NET Framework, but the error code still comes up when I try to open NodeXL. How can I fix this? I need to be able to get back to my schedule of data collection as soon as possible. Thanks so much!
Coordinator
Oct 29, 2015 at 1:31 AM
Hello,

can you please send some screen shots of the error message to arberceni@smrfoundation.org ?

Regards,
Arber
Oct 31, 2015 at 9:24 PM
I sent the screenshots.