A #CometLanding Twitter Archive
Rosetta 's Philae lander successfully made the first soft landing on a comet nucleus when it touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday 12 November 2014 "just after 8 a.m. PST/11 a.m. EST" (NASA).
The event was reported and followed on Twitter with the hashtag #CometLanding.
This file contains approximately 77,318 Tweets published publicly and tagged with #CometLanding between 12/11/2014 09:09 and 05/12/2014 18:07 GMT.
This file was created and shared by Ernesto Priego (Centre for Information Science, City University London) with a Creative Commons- Attribution license (CC-BY) for academic research and educational use.
The Tweets contained in this file were collected using Martin Hawksey’s TAGS 6.0. This is a.xlsx file that contains 3 sheets.
Only users with at least 2 followers were included in the archive. Retweets have been included. An initial automatic deduplication was performed but data might require further deduplication.
Please note that both research and experience show that the Twitter search API isn't 100% reliable. Large tweet volumes affect the search collection process. The API might "over-represent the more central users", not offering "an accurate picture of peripheral activity" (González-Bailón, Sandra, et al. 2012). It is not guaranteed this file contains each and every Tweet tagged with the archived hashtag during the indicated period, and is shared for comparative and indicative educational and research purposes only.
Please note the data in this file is likely to require further refining and even deduplication. The data is shared as is. This dataset is shared to encourage open research into scholarly activity on Twitter. If you use or refer to this data in any way please cite and link back using the citation information above.
NB There are several duplicates in this dataset. Requires refining.