DiscoverText for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

Posted: March 10th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: research tools | 1 Comment »

DiscoverText is a relatively new tool used for scraping and analyzing textual data from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, RSS feeds, etc.  It was created by Dr. Stuart Shulman, the same person behind Coding Analysis Toolkit (CAT).  (See my previous post on CAT here.)

Like many web-based analytical tools, DiscoverText works on a subscription model.  The Professional edition of DiscoverText runs at USD$25/month, but you can sign up for a free trial version of it for one month.  There is also a free Community edition with limited features.  Some organizations have an Enterprise license allowing all of its members to use it.  (The University of Washington has an Enterprise license for about one year, so any of you researchers at UW should check it out ASAP.)  You can learn more about the pricing here.

I have not used DiscoverText yet but am attending a webinar about it this week, so I should have some first-hand information on it soon.

One Comment on “DiscoverText for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube”

  1. 1 Tabitha Hart » Blog Archive » Collecting Tweets: TwapperKeeper said at 12:41 pm on October 2nd, 2011:

    […] become interested in tools for collecting and analyzing Tweets.  I know that DiscoverText, which I’ve mentioned before, can be used for these purposes, and I’ve just begun experimenting with TwapperKeeper. […]