Introduction (deprecated)

Twitter is an amazing microblogging tool and an extraordinary communication medium. In addition, twitter can also be an amazing open mine for text and social web analyses. 

Among the different softwares that can be used to analyze twitter, R offers a wide variety of options to do lots of interesting and fun things. And this website shows you precisely how to do them. I don't pretend to cover all the topics associated with a text mining project on twitter. Instead, my idea is to offer a quick guide and a reference to more advanced analysis.

I couldn't have done this project by myself without the contribution of a bunch of really cool guys that kindly share their own experiences (see references). This project is more a work of passion although its content can be applied to do some serious research. I hope you can find it helpful and useful.