New to Communalytic? Below are some great resources to get you started. We have a number of video tutorials to walk you through how to set up an account, import public data from different social media platforms, and use the toxicity analysis, network discovery and data exporting features.
Also check out a new case study demonstrating how to use Communalytic:
- Gruzd, A., Mai, P., Vahedi, Z. (2020). Studying Anti-Social Behaviour on Reddit with Communalytic. SageSubmissions. Preprint. https://doi.org/10.31124/advance.12453749.v1
How to Sign-up
Data Collection from Reddit
Data Collection from Twitter
How to request Twitter Bearer API
Perspective API for Toxicity Analysis
Note 1: In some instances, Google might not allow you to create a Google Cloud project with your academic/institutional email. If that is the case, you will need to use a Google account ending with @gmail.com.
Note 2: The account used to obtain a Google Perspective API Key can be different from your Communalytic account.
Data Export and Basic Social Network Analysis with Gephi
To add toxicity-related scores to each tie in your network, you must first run a toxicity analysis on your dataset. Otherwise, the system will only generate a “who replies to whom” network without toxicity scores.