UCLA: Tapping Twitter to Understand Crowd Behavior and Protest

UCLA: Tapping Twitter to Understand Crowd Behavior and Protests. “[Zachary] Steinert-Threlkeld created a guide for acquiring and working with data sets culled from Twitter, which has more than 320 million global accounts generating more than half a billion messages every day. His efforts culminated this year with the publication of ‘Twitter as Data,’ the first guide in Cambridge University Press’ new Elements series on Quantitative and Computational Methods for Social Science. The series provides short introductions and hands-on tutorials to new and innovative research methodologies that may not yet appear in textbooks.” The book is free online “for a limited time”.