Topic Modelling tweets discussing “Screen Time”

The aim of this quick project is to understand people’s views towards screen time. Twitter is a platform whereby people can express their opinions or share news, making it a useful place to explore people’s viewpoints. By searching tweets which contain the phrase “Screen Time”, we can analyse the language people use in subsequent tweets. In particular, using topic modelling, …

Making a TwitterBot to collect data in R

The api in twitter allows you to collect a subset of data from the past 7 days, based on a particular search term. The returned tweets are based on “relevance” rather than “completeness” meaning some tweets containing your searched phrase may not be collected by your bot. Alternatively there are paid plans that allow this type of data collection. Here …