You can easily capture live Twitter feeds from the public API. For more information, watch the "Collecting Twitter Data" video tutorial.
- Create a project or open an existing one from the Project list in the Navigation Sidebar.
- In the Project Options section, click Import Data.
- In the Twitter section, click Search API.
- Create an archive or select an existing archive, and then click Continue.
- If you are not signed in to Twitter, click Sign in with Twitter and use a valid set of credentials.
- In the Feed name or search term field, type the feed name or search query, and then click Next.
Tip: For information on refining your Twitter Public API query, review the search limitations and query operators.
- Create a one-time fetch or feed schedule.
- To create a one-time fetch, select the Only fetch once (do not create a schedule) check box.
- Create a feed schedule including the maximum number of fetches and the frequency of the feed update.
- Optional: To further refine the schedule, click Additional Options, and then select the desired options.
- To start the process, click Import Feed.
Data starts flowing in immediately, and each subsequent fetch only pulls new data. The total amount of data retrieved per fetch is controlled by Twitter.
On the Archive Management page, click the archive name to see the Archive Details page, or click the number of units to review the data in the list or item view.