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Twitter Research Guide

An introductory guide for students and faculty who wish to work with Twitter for research purposes.

Twitter Data

On January 26, 2021, Twitter announced the "Academic Research product track" that allows academic researchers to access historical tweets (as well as other features; see the link for the full details).

Below are links to a few tweet ID datasets that are freely available online, though some strategic Internet searching may yield other options. In order to acquire tweets from the Twitter API based on these saved tweet IDs, you'll need to make use of a tweet hydrator, such as Documenting the Now's Hydrator.

Learn more about Twitter data structure and preservation with the Data Curation Network's Twitter Data Primer.