A key part of my academic production has been the development of open-source software tools for the collection and analysis of social media data in the social sciences. In particular, I have released packages that allow R users to query the Twitter Streaming API, the Facebook Graph API, and the Instagram REST API. Follow the links below for tutorials.
R package that provides a series of functions to collect and analyze Twitter data, and to estimate the ideological positions of Twitter users. See GitHub repository for latest version and documentation.
Python tools for the analysis of Twitter data in JSON format or in MongoDB collections, and network visualization using Gephi. See GitHub repository.