The recommended citation for Social Feed Manager (i.e., the software) is:
George Washington University Libraries. (2016). Social Feed Manager. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.597278
See our guidance on citing SFM and datasets.
Selected datasets collected by GWU are available via TweetSets for research and archiving purposes.
TweetSets allows users to choose an existing dataset; limit the dataset by querying on keywords, hashtags, and other parameters; and generate and download dataset derivatives such as the list of tweet ids and mention nodes/edges. TweetSets is for academic purposes only and conforms to Twitter’s policies.
Datasets of tweet identifiers from GWU-collected datasets are available at GW Libraries Dataverse.
Guidelines and resources on social media archiving
- Social media research ethical and privacy guidelines: general guidelines for GW researchers focusing on the collecting, sharing, and publishing of social media data
- Social Feed Manager: Guide for Building Social Media Archives, Christopher J. Prom (June 7, 2017)
- Legal and Ethical Issues of Social Media Collecting: Annotated Bibliography (June 2, 2017)
- Building Social Media Archives: Collection Development Guidelines (March 20, 2017)
- API-based Social Media Collecting as a Form of Web Archiving: Article in International Journal on Digital Libraries, Special Issue on Web Archiving (Dec 28, 2016)
- Provenance of a Tweet: working paper on metadata collected by Social Feed Manager (PDF version)
- Using Social Media Data: Articles and resources on ethics
Research using Social Feed Manager
GW faculty, students, and researchers have used data collected with Social Feed Manager in published research. Examples include:
- Alexander, Audrey. Digital Decay: Tracing Change Over Time Among English-Language Islamic State Sympathizers on Twitter. Program on Extremism, George Washington University, October 2017.
- Hayes, Danny and Jennifer Lawless. Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era.. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
- Roper, Caitlin. Targeting persuadable voters through social media: The use of twitter in the 2015 UK general election. Ph.D. diss., The George Washington University, 2016.
- Mohr, Bailey. “Campaign Messaging & Engagement on Twitter in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections”, supported by the Manheim-Sterling Undergraduate Research Prize. May 11, 2015.
Presentations by the project team
- “Collecting Social Media with Social Feed Manager,” library workshop, February 14, 2017.
- Rachel Trent, “Documenting the Demographic Imagination: Supporting Reproducibility of Social Media Silence in Historical Perspective,” Preservation and Archiving Special Interest Group (PASIG), October 27, 2016.
- Christie Peterson, Justin Littman, Laura Wrubel, Social Feed Manager webinar for the Digital Preservation Coalition, November 2, 2016.
- Vakil Smallen, Seemantani Sharma, “Building Social Media Collections: Legal and Ethical Issues,” poster at TPRC44: Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy, September 30, 2016 at George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA.
- Laura Wrubel, “Panel: Why save online news?” Dodging the Memory Hole: Saving Online News, October 13-14, 2016.
- Vakil Smallen, Seemantani Sharma, Rachel Trent, “The Challenges of Collecting and Providing Access to Social Media Content” at Archives/Records 2016, Joint Council of State Archivists (CoSa) - Society of American Archivists (SAA) conference, August 5, 2016.
- Christie Peterson, “Provenance of a Tweet”, poster at Society of American Archivists (SAA) Research Forum, August 2, 2016.
- Rachel Trent, “Messy Web, Meet Clean(er) Web: An Experiment in Social Media Archiving,” at the Archive-It Annual Partners Meeting, August 2, 2016.
- Dan Kerchner (moderator) and Laura Wrubel (panelist), “Social media, web archiving, and digital libraries”, panel at Web Archives and Digital Libraries workshop at JCDL 2016, June 22-23, 2016.
- Laura Wrubel, Dan Kerchner, Justin Littman, “Social Feed Manager lightning talks” at Archives Unleashed, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, June 15, 2016.
- Justin Littman, “Aligning Social Media Harvesting and Web Harvesting” at International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC) Web Archiving Conference, April 14, 2016 in Reykjavík, Iceland.
- Laura Wrubel and Jason Casden, “Building and Managing Social Media Collections”, DLF Forum workshop, October 27, 2015 in Vancouver, BC.
- Vakil Smallen, Seemantani Sharma, Dan Chudnov, “Social Feed Manager” at Web Archives 2015: Capture, Curate, Analyze, November 13, 2015 at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.