Using archived Twitter data

Oct 18, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I'm trying to use NodeXL for social network analysis of Twitter data collected in 2011. The format I have the data is a massive text (.txt) dump. What is the best way to be able to analyze this data in NodeXL to see network connections between users?


Oct 18, 2012 at 10:47 PM

We have not explicitly supported this use case yet.

You can take the authors of your archive of tweets and submit them to the NodeXL>Data>Twitter List Importer.  This will build the follow network among those in your list.

It may be possible to import the tweets into a NodeXL Edges worksheet but the from and to data would need to be pulled out first (NodeXL imports "Edge Lists" of at least two columns containing the "From" Vertex 1 and the "To" Vertex 2).