Digital methods

Platforms for collecting, analysing and visualizing online data

ⓘ  This is a selection of open source tools suggested by Mediafutures mentors for the 1st Open Call. Participants are free to use these or other tools.

DMI Instagram Scraper

GUI for Instaloader to scrape users and hashtags with on Instagram


Websites crawler with built-in exploration and control web interface

YouTube Data Tools

Collection of simple tools for extracting data from the YouTube platform via the API v3

Tumblr Tool

Script that extracts data from tumblr to create co-tag networks and tabular post stats


Electron based desktop application for hydrating Twitter ID datasets


Toolset to retrieve and collect tweets from Twitter and to analyze them in various ways

Reddit Tools

Collection of PHP command line scripts to grab data from Reddit and transform it into CSV files

Telegram Tools

Collection of tools for data retrieval from Telegram

Open Refine

Free, open source power tool for working with messy data and improving it


Application for cleaning and explore complex, temporal and spatial data


Interactive visualization and exploration software for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graph

Voyant Tools

Web-based text analysis, reading and visualization environment


Open web tool to create custom vector-based visualizations on top of D3.js library