Twitter Collection and Analysis Toolkit (TCAT)

The Twitter Collection and Analysis Toolkit (BU-TCAT) I oversee at Boston University allows media researchers to collect Tweets off the STREAM API (the so-called “gardenhose” access to Twitter) and then process the data for network analysis and visualization in Gephi.  With this software, social data in the millions of units is quickly and easily sorted by algorithms to find people or items of importance on Twitter.