I have uploaded a new dataset to figshare. This is a dataset titled A Summer of #digitalhumanities – A Twitter Archive.
Priego, Ernesto (2014): A Summer of #digitalhumanities. A Twitter Archive. Figshare.
The file contains a collection of 6549 Tweets tagged with #digitalhumanities (case not sensitive) posted publicly during the period between 1 June 2014 and 15 September 2014.
I have shared the file openly under a Creative Commons – Attribution License to encourage open, timely research and study of academic uses of social media.
The first sheet contains a text with this information and the second sheet contains the complete archive. Sheets 4, 5, 6 (fourth, fifth and sixth tabs) contain each the Tweets corresponding to June, July, August and 1-15 September 2014.
The Tweets contained in the file were collected using Martin Hawksey’s TAGS 5.1. I subsequently refined the data manually into various sheets, which have been included in the file.
The usual I always note when I share a dataset: please note that both research and experience show that the Twitter search API isn’t 100% reliable. Large tweet volumes affect the search collection process. The API might “over-represent the more central users”, not offering “an accurate picture of peripheral activity” (González-Bailón, Sandra, et al. 2012). Therefore, it cannot be guaranteed the file contains each and every tweet tagged with #digitalhumanities during the indicated period.
The archive does not represent nor claims to represent the totality of the #digitalhumanities activity on Twitter or elsewhere.
The data shared here was originally shared willingly by their authors through public accounts via Twitter postings publicly available through the Twitter API. Please note the data in the file is likely to require further refining. The data is shared as is.
I am hoping to find some time this term to work on offering here some findings from this dataset. In the meanwhile, if you use or refer to this data in any way please cite and link back using the citation information above.