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rtoot: Interacting with the Mastodon API from R

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Location:
Online via Zoom
General Topics
Data Analysis, Computational Social Science
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Students: free
Academics: free
Commercial: free
 
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Lecturer(s): David Schoch

About the lecturer - David Schoch

Course description

This workshop offers a demonstration of the rtoot package to connect with the Mastodon API. Key functionalities of the package will be explained. This includes how to setup tokens and connect to various different API endpoints.  The course will additionally offer a short introduction in the philosophy of Mastodon and outline how research using Mastodon data  is more complex from an ethics point of view.  


Target group

Participants will find the course useful if:
  • they are interested in working with Mastodon data


  • Learning objectives

    By the end of the course participants will:
  • know how to use the rtoot package to get data from Mastodon


  • Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge in R
  • Having worked with similar data/packages, e.g. from Twitter with rtweet


  • Schedule