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Social Media Data

This guide describes social media datasets available to the GW community, the Social Feed Manager service, and tools for analyzing social media data.

Social Feed Manager

Social Feed Manager is a service GW Libraries developed and runs to collect social media data for research, archiving, teaching, and academic purposes.  

Social Feed Manager can collect from the following social media platforms:

  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • Flickr
  • Sina Weibo

You can receive data in several formats, including CSV, Excel, and JSON

Email libdata@gwu.edu to schedule a consultation and get started with Social Feed Manager.

We have also collected several datasets that are available for GW faculty and students to use for research or academic purposes. 

Details about what Social Feed Manager can collect from each platform is available in the user and technical documentation.  We can recommend additional strategies for collecting social media beyond these platforms. Learn more about the Social Feed Manager project.

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