Social Feed Manager is open source software that harvests social media data and web resources from Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and Sina Weibo. It empowers researchers, faculty, students, and archivists to collect, manage, and export social media data. By running Social Feed Manager on behalf of their communities, cultural heritage and research organizations can provide an innovative service.

2024 Update: Because of changes to the Twitter/X API access model, we are no longer actively developing Social Feed Manager, nor are we providing a hosted instance at this time.

The Social Feed Manager software has been updated to work with the Twitter/X API v.2, and institutions or individuals wishing to deploy their own instances are welcome to do so. Members of the GW community doing social media research can consult with GW Libraries staff to learn about other tools to aid their research.

For more information on Social Feed Manager, see Overview of Social Feed Manager and the documentation.

Featured Posts

Announcing SFM Version 2.3

SFM version 2.3, the #StayAtHome release, includes accessibility improvements and updates to the user interface and back-end.

Announcing SFM Version 2.2

SFM 2.2 allows you to collect tweets by language and includes other improvements and fixes.

Announcing SFM Version 1.12

In version 1.12.0, we paid down some technical debt, changed directions on web harvesting and SFM ELK, and added new features to make managing collections an...

Collecting by Geographic Location

SFM provides the opportunity to collect useful metadata about the geographic location of tweets provided by the Twitter API.

Weibo API Guide

This is a guide for programmers and researchers who intend to use Weibo's API. Since the current official documentation hasn't been updated for a long time, ...

NHPRC logoSocial Feed Manager has been supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission as well as grants from IMLS and the Council on East Asian Libraries.