As part of our work, the Lab develops research apps, tools and visualization dashboards to support social science research on online participation and communities. Our apps and tools are used by thousands of students, educators and researchers worldwide each year. If you are interested in developing a custom version of any of our research tools or social media visualization dashboards, please get in touch with us.

Social Media Data Collection & Analysis Tools

Netlytic is a social media data collector, text analyzer & social networks visualizer. It's designed for social media researchers & educators to study public discourse on social media. [Avail. data sources: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, RSS Feed, & text/csv file.]
Netlytic is a social media data collector, text analyzer & social networks visualizer. It's designed for social media researchers & educators to study public discourse on social media. [Avail. data sources: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, RSS Feed, & text/csv file.]
The Reddit Collector allows users to extract metadata from all submissions and comments on a user-specified Subreddit and date range.
The Reddit Collector allows users to extract metadata from all submissions and comments on a user-specified Subreddit and date range.

Twitter Data Visualization Dashboards

The Twitter Learning Analytics Dashboard is an information dashboard designed for instructors who uses Twitter for their class discussions.
The Twitter Learning Analytics Dashboard is an information dashboard designed for instructors who uses Twitter for their class discussions.
PoliDashboard is an information dashboard designed help voters, members of the media, and campaign staffers to gauge the health of online political discussions on Twitter in real-time.
PoliDashboard is an information dashboard designed help voters, members of the media, and campaign staffers to gauge the health of online political discussions on Twitter in real-time.

Additional Social Media Research Resources

A list of 50+ social media research tools curated by researchers at the Social Media Lab. Only tools that have been used in peer-reviewed academic studies are included.
A list of 50+ social media research tools curated by researchers at the Social Media Lab. Only tools that have been used in peer-reviewed academic studies are included.
A project focusing on studying practices behind and attitudes towards the collection, storage, use, reuse, analysis, publishing and preservation of social media data from the perspective of social media users.
A project focusing on studying practices behind and attitudes towards the collection, storage, use, reuse, analysis, publishing and preservation of social media data from the perspective of social media users.