Tools for collecting social media archives

Following a conversation on the Association Of Internet Researchers (AOIR)’s mailing-list, the SocialMediaLab (developed at the Australian National University) package emerges as a tool for collecting data on social media platforms for virtual ethnography analysis, among other types of analysis.

Although the handling of this software suite requires some basis in programming, the authors have written an “Absolute Beginner’s” guide for SocialMediaLab.