Subscribe via RSS

4More

#OWS tweet collection server dashboard

October 26, 2011

The starting point for the Occupy Wall Street tweet collection server is the dashboard. It gives you a quick overview of what type of data we are collecting and how much has been received from Twitter. 1. The Collection Keywords section shows you which terms are being requested from Twitter. The current results show that [...]

Read the full article →

#OWS tweet collection restarted on a new server

October 24, 2011

Last week we tried collecting all tweets for the Occupy movement, but found that the flow was too much for the server we used. There were twice as many tweets containing #ows, #occupy, and #occupywallstreet as for the entire 2012 election. We moved this system to a much bigger server, and started it again this [...]

Read the full article →

We’re going to need a bigger server

October 17, 2011

It doesn’t look like the server I’m using for tweet collection can handle the flow of tweets with #ows, #occupy, and #occupywallstreet. The load got too high, so I stopped the data collection. I’ll have to move this system to one of our bigger servers later this week. But we did collect data for 3 [...]

Read the full article →

Browsing the @4More tweet collection database

October 17, 2011

Now that the database code for collecting tweets based on Occupy hashtags is running, the next step is creating a simple browsing interface that will let us drill down into these tweets. This is usually written as a back-end tool for our own use, so it doesn’t have the wizzy interface of a site like [...]

Read the full article →

Tweet Collection for @4More Engagement

October 17, 2011

Zach has laid out the overall strategy behind the @4more account. Now its time to build the database foundation for this Twitter engagement campaign. The first task for an engagement campaign is setting up a server to collect tweets based on the right keywords. These tweets will let us discover the most influential accounts, along [...]

Read the full article →