May 9, 2011 at 11:59 AM
Edited May 9, 2011 at 12:06 PM
I am looking to capture a small to medium sized collection of tweets that contain a particular hashtag, and use those to examine retweet trees and information cascades. Specifically I will be looking at identifying and characterising the influentials in
a particular debate.
I have used the import function of NodeXL to import from the Twitter Search Network but realised that this only collects one tweet per person - their latest tweet - if that tweet includes the hashtag in question.
I would really like to collect ALL the tweets that include the hastag over a given time period. (I have access to a whitelisted account). Is there a way to do this within NodeXL that I haven't yet uncovered?
In my efforts to to do this myself I have subscribed to an RSS feed of the the twitter search on the hashtag in question with a view to importing the tweets I collect into a new NodeXL workbook. This may be sufficent for my purposes, but I'm very interested
if anyone else has tackled this problem too.
Graduate Student, Social Research, Australian National University