February 28, 2021

Twitter Announces Launch of Academic Research Product For Qualified Researchers, Includes Free Access to Complete Archive of Public Tweets

From a Post on the Twitter Developer Blog:

When we introduced the next generation of the Twitter API in July 2020, we also shared our plans to invest in the success of the academic research community with tailored solutions that better serve their goals. Today, we’re excited to launch the Academic Research product track on the new Twitter API.

With the new Academic Research product track, qualified researchers will have access to all v2 endpoints released to date, as well as:

  • Free access to the full history of public conversation via the full-archive search endpoint, which was previously limited to paid premium or enterprise customers
  • Higher levels of access to the Twitter developer platform for free, including a significantly higher monthly Tweet volume cap of 10 million (20x higher than what’s available on the Standard product track today)
  • More precise filtering capabilities across all v2 endpoints to limit data collection to what is relevant for your study and minimize data cleaning requirements
  • New technical and methodological guides to maximize the success of your studies

The release of the Academic Research product track is just a starting point. This initial solution is intended to address the most requested, biggest challenges faced when conducting research on the platform. We are excited to enable even more research that can create a positive impact on the world, and on Twitter, in the future.

Learn More, Read the Complete Blog Post and Post on Twitter Developer Forum

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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