Getting historical tweets for my research


#1

Hello, I am a PhD student. Now I want to get historical tweets for my research. Are there any ways to get historical data for free? Since I only use the data for my research.

Can I apply for the data based on my research proposal?

Thank you.


#2

There used to be Data Grants but they no longer exist.

Your best bet is to use an existing dataset of IDs and hydrate them, like https://www.docnow.io/catalog/

Or you can slowly build a dataset using the free tier of Premium Search APIs https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/tweets/search/api-reference/premium-search


#3

Hi Igor,

Thank you for your advice. I think I will try to use sandbox to collect historical data, however I found that I could only collect 100 items once. Salute.