Given a Twitter query, Collect will download all tweets that match that query.
Tweets from twitter contan more information than just the tweet. Some tweets are geo coded and you can use the tweets to plot the location of the tweet. Some contain device information.
We started this project doing social medai research. Exploring topis and hash tags like #copslivesmatter and #JeSuisCharlie
Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".
Collect will collect Tweets from Twitter matching a query that you provide. Saving the tweets in JSON format for later analysis. Tweets contain much more than just the tweet. Individual Twitter tweets contain information on location, followers, retweets and more
To download tweets we use the twitter API. You will need to sign up for a FREE developer account with twitter. Collect downloads Twitter tweets as JSON files which cannot be shared per the Twitter ToS