10 Diving deeper into R and Twitter
Now that you’ve got the hang of Twitter - here are some more advanced things you can do.
10.1 Curating the WeAreRLadies account
@WeAreRLadies is a so-called rotating curation Twitter account: each week, a different awesome R-Lady takes over! They take control of the account for one week, and often tweet about how they use R in their job. The account was created by R-Ladies Global.
10.2 Scheduling tweets
Instead of sending your tweet into the world right away, you can schedule it to be sent out at a specific date and time. Maybe your tweet is about a specific event, and you only want your tweet to appear when the event has started. First, write your tweet like you would normally do. To schedule, click the calendar / clock icon and choose date and time. The Tweet button is now a Schedule button. Click the button and you’re done! Under the calendar / clock icon, you can also select the Scheduled tweets at the bottom to see a list of tweets you’ve scheduled but that haven’t been sent yet.
Note: This feature hasn’t been rolled out to all accounts yet.
10.3 Analyzing Twitter data with rtweets
Twitter is a great source of data for all sorts of analyses. You can use the excellent rtweet package to access the data.
😍🤓📖 - Just had the pleasure of reading through some of the #rtweet documentation, and boy is it great!!— Laura Ellis (@LittleMissData) February 24, 2020
I feel like @kearneymw has really set the gold standard for this one. He's even made the external API dependencies approachable.
Great work!!! #rstats #data pic.twitter.com/NHOUykBylL
10.4 Sending tweets from inside Rstudio
Using either the rtweet or tweetRcode packages, you can send tweets directly from Rstudio.