This is a tool for collecting data from Twitter. Currently the focus is on egocentric networks. After collecting and caching the data, this tool can output the data in .gexf format for visualization.
Python Package Dependencies
Setup and configuration
Clone the repository
Go into the local copy
python setup.py develop
Add a configuration file
config.cfgin the top level directory of your working copy. Include the app credentials that you got from the Twitter API. See here for a sample configuration file.
For one application of this, try running the mentionball.py script.
python bin/mentionball.py @twitter
This should start crawling a mentionball centered on a particular Twitter user.