For #OLCInnovate this year, I setup Tags Explorer to view the Twitter usage of the conference. Since I also did this in 2016, there are opportunities for comparisons between the major topics discussed between the two years. I’ll only have a small chance to play with this data (for now), so I wanted to release it for all to play with.

Cool Things To Do With The Data

Word Clouds (Via Voyant Tools):

A word cloud of tweets from #OLCInnovate 2018. Here's the decreasing list of terms that make up the word cloud with their relative number of times used: online (204); ruha9 (184); great (175); session (165); learning (158); olctoday (138); education (134); time (126); work (111); design (102); innovation (102); keynote (100); students (96); conference (93); literacy (93); today (91); thanks (89); just (88); student (85); edtech (82); new (82); need (81); video (81); social (75); like (73); make (73); want (73); people (72); drip (70); jlknott (70); using (69); come (67); join (66); technology (65); faculty (62); conversation (60); jordosh (60); live (60); use (60); olc (59); think (59); award (58); calimorrison (56); talk (54); booth (53); keeganslw (53); tools (53); visual (53); best (52); day (52); kthompso (52); research (52); check (51); technological (50); it's (49); thank (49); way (49); nashville (48); presentation (48)

Find “The Most ______” Tweets:

See Who Was Tweeting The Most:

See Other Popular Hashtags:

Interesting Gems:

Here’s The Data

Tags Explorer Sheet (Full Dataset on Sheet 2)

Tags Explorer Visualization

Tags Explorer Searchable Archive

Where To Start

Like I wrote in a previous #OLCInnovate Twitter data post (for 2016), Voyant Tools is my first suggestion. Whether you want to start with the data from 2018 or make some comparisons, there’s lots of opportunities for some insights.

Let me know if you have any questions about any of this. Have fun! 🙂

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