Twitter Census: Hashtags, URLs, Smileys by Month

Added By Infochimps

Twitter data from millions of tweets! This is a download of Twitter data from March 2006 to November 2009. The data set consists of “tokens,” which are hashtags (#data), URLs, or emoticons (Twitter smileys or other “faces” created using keyboard characters). The data comes from analysis on the full set of tweets during that time period, which is 40 million users, 1.6 billion tweets, and more than 1 billion relationships between users.

Infochimps uses a tool to “scrape” user profiles, extracting Twitter data. This data set exclusively consists of token usage (Twitter smileys, hashtags or URLs). The Twitter data in this compilation is organized by month, and includes the occurrence count of each Twitter token for each month.

Use Cases For Twitter Census – Hashtags, URLs, Smileys by Month

Use the data to create Twitter analysis across trending topics (, brands, industries, and pop culture to assess the sentiment or popularity around any area of interest. For example, use the data to look at the social networking adoption of Google Wave based on the rate of its mentions.

If you make a visualization of this dataset, you may submit it to us by clicking on the “App Gallery” tab and following the instructions to “submit it now.”

About Monkeywrench Consultancy

The full scrape was conducted by the Monkeywrench Consultancy. The Monkeywrench Consultancy will produce custom slices, subscription services, and analysis of the full scrape for a fee. Please contact for more information.


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This data is not re-distributable in bulk form.
This data may be used to produce derivative works and to power applications for commercial gain.
Any API or service built on this dataset may not have the same effect as re-distributing this data in bulk.