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
Netlytic is a social media data collector, text analyzer and social networks visualizer. It's designed for social media researchers to study public discourse on social media sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, RSS Feed, .text/.csv.
Communalyzer is a new Reddit community analyzer. It's a research tool designed to collect, analyze and visualize publicly available data from Reddit.

Additional Social Media Research Resources

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.
Social Media Research Toolkit
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.

Twitter Data Visualization Dashboards

Twitter Learning Analytics Dashboard
The Twitter Learning Analytics Dashboard is an information dashboard designed for instructors who uses Twitter for their class discussions.
PoliDashboard
PoliDashboard is a visualization dashboard designed help voters, members of the media, and campaign staffer to detect the presence and influence of bots in a political discussion on Twitter and to gauge the health of that conversation.