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Twitter: a Guide for Research Purposes

A brief guide to using Twitter for researchers.

About this guide

This guide looks at using Twitter as a source of reference and information for research purposes.  The content of Twitter is as varied as the current 328 million users (Staistica, 2017).  The Twitter archive of public Tweets is searchable back to 2006, although the rapid growth of Twitter users starts around 2009 (Statistica, 2017).