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README.md

STACKS - Social Media Tracker, Analyzer, & Collector Toolkit at Syracuse

STACKS is an extensible social media research toolkit designed to collect, process, and store data from online social networks. The toolkit is an ongoing project via the Syracuse University iSchool, and currently supports the Twitter Streaming API. Collecting from Facebook public pages and Twitter search API are under development. The toolkit architecture is modular and supports extending.

You can cite this repository:

Hemsley, J., Ceskavich, B., Tanupabrungsun, S. (2014). STACK (Version 1.0). Syracuse University, School of Information Studies. Retrieved from https://github.com/bitslabsyr/stack DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.12388

This documentation assumes the following:

  • You know how to use ssh.
  • Your server has MongoDB already installed.
  • You understand how to edit files using vim (“vi”) or nano.
  • You have rights and know how to install Python libraries.

Installation

Please read through INSTALL.md to go through the STACK installation process.

Prior to installing STACK, make sure you have MongoDB installed and running on your server. Learn how to install MongoDB here.

Wiki

To learn more about STACK semantics, logging, and processing parameters, refer to our wiki.

Ongoing Work + Next Action Items

This list will be updated soon with more detailed action items. Please note again that we are actively working on this toolkit!

  1. Full move away from .ini file use
  2. Extensible module format for future social network implementations
  3. Exentesible back-end API

Credits

Lovingly maintained at Syracuse University by:

Distributed under the MIT License:

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2009-2013 University of Washington

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.