On 11.08.2015 the digilab provided a workshop on Twitter data extraction for phd Students of the Cultural Anthropology institute. During the workshop a wide range of research tools for data mining and extraction of Social Media Data have been presented and introduced. The workshop then mainly focussed on Tags, a script and visualization tool to collect Tweets and additional Metadata.
For practical training the participants used the current debate on the refugee topic within the German Twitter sphere. Trending hashtags were isolated, downloaded and analyzed (for instance #Anjareschke, #zeltstadd etc.). By this the participants could reveal opinion maker, stakeholder and dominant parties within those discussions. Furthermore the overall mood within that particular discussions was analyzed with a sentiment analysis approach. Workshop is hold by Roman Knipping-Sorokin