As part of the Australian Digital Observatory project, the Melbourne eResearch Group at the University of Melbourne has set up an API and a Dashboard that allow users to perform analytics on social media posts from existing collections of national interest across Twitter, Mastodon, FlickR, YouTube, Reddit, and other platforms.

The data accessible through the API and ADOReD (the dashboard) include:

How to use this resource

The first step to access either the API or the Dashboard is to request an API key. API keys are only for non-commercials use and are subject to other limitations. Once an API key is obtained, you can either access the Dashboard or, if coding is your thing, you can access the API directly. API keys can be obtained from

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Additional information

Organisations/Institutions University of Melbourne
Date published 07-07-2022
Access conditions Other
Point of contact Richard O. Sinnott -

Tags: #explore #analyse