Tutorials

New to Communalytic?

To help you get started, we have prepared a number of videos and text-based tutorials covering everything from how to set up an account, to collect publicly available social media data, and how to use the advanced machine learning and social network analysis features available in Communlaytic.

If you are using Communalytic in an academic publication, please cite us as: 

  • Gruzd, A., & Mai, P. (2021). Communalytic: A Research Tool For Studying Online Communities and Online Discourse. Available at https://Communalytic.com

Working with Twitter Data (Req. Twitter's Developer Acc.)

Working with Facebook & Instagram URL-Search Data (Req. CrowdTangle)

Running a Toxicity Analysis with Google's Perspective

  1. The account used to obtain a Google Perspective API Key can be different from your Communalytic account. 
  2. 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.

Exporting Datasets & Networks For Further Analysis

By default, Communalytic will generate a “who replies to whom” communication network without toxicity scores. To transform a communication network into a signed network, you must first run a toxicity analysis on your dataset and then add toxicity-related scores to each tie in your communication network.