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Introducing TrISMA – Tracking Infrastructure
for Social Media Analytics
Dr Tama Leaver1 and Alkim Ozaygen2
Data Analyst & Tools Developer (DATD)
Curtin University in partnership with QUT, Deakin, Swinburne and the National Library
of Australia were awarded funds for the ARC LIEF project LE140100148 TrISMA Tracking Infrastructure for Social Media Analysis (2014-16) which has facilitated the
building of the Australian Twitter Collection as well as a Facebook tool and, very soon,
an Instagram tool as well. Several of these tools are now available for researchers
across the partner institutions, and this presentation will introduce the two completed
tools to Curtin Researchers.
The first, the Australia Twitter Collection, is a repository of over one billion tweets
made by an identified pool of 2.8 million Australian Twitter users. This collection is
growing by tens of thousands of tweets daily, and is robust archive of Twitter use by
Australians. The collection is stored on Google BigQuery and can be easily accessed at
all partner institutions.
The second resource is a Facebook Page Tool which allows identified public Facebook
pages to be scraped and exported in a range of formats. (NB: this tool can only access
Facebook pages, not profiles, due to privacy and technical restraints). In addition, an
Instagram scraping tool is in the testing phase and should be available for use by
This presentation will introduce the Australian Twitter Collection, the Facebook Page
Tool and demonstrate their use, as well as outline the relatively painless accreditation
process for researchers interested in utilising these resources.
Can you please RSVP to email@example.com by COB Friday 4th March if you
plan to attend and feel free to invite any colleagues you think might be interested
Tuesday, 8th March 2016
Cisco IoE Innovation Centre
For more details about the
CIC Seminar Series, please contact:
Prof Andrew Rohl
Telephone 08 9266 3124