Tool details

Twitter Capture

Twitter Advanced Search
Tracking historical tweets back for longer than a week has been near impossible, until Twitter decided to provide an advanced search option:

https://twitter.com/search-advanced

For the purpose of backtracking known subjects, keywords, accounts, hashtags, etc. this is a reliable and powerful tool.

Software for Archiving Tweets
For archiving tweets it is recommended to try the service Webrecorder, and take notice of the built in Autopilot function.

TCAT
This full tool for harvesting Twitter exists at the Digital Methods Initiative. However, the options come with some limitations.

We have omitted any attempt at bringing tutorials, since this might give the impression that we are fully supporting or recommending the options.

It requires technical expertise to install it and get it to work, and NetLab cannot presently support the software.

The TCAT software and further information may be found here.

Articles
The following article on tools for Twitter capture may be retrieved or purchased from Sage Publications:

Free and Low-Cost Twitter Research Software Tools for Social Science,
by Jingyuan Yu and Juan Muñoz-Justicia, Social Science Computer Review, 2020

The article may be found here.

Platforms

Windows, Mac

Cost

Free

TaDiRAH Level 1

Capture

TaDiRAH Level 2

Gathering (Capture), Discovering (Capture)

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