ICWSM Dataset Sharing Service

As part of the ICWSM Data Sharing Initiative, ICWSM provides a hosting service for new datasets used by papers published in the proceedings of the annual ICWSM conference. All datasets are released as openly available community resources. Please see the instructions on the registration process in order to gain access to the datasets.

Available Datasets

ICWSM-13 is the second year of this initiative. You can find the list available datasets below. Detailed description of datasets will be uploaded soon.

  • Is the Sample Good Enough? Comparing Data from Twitter's Streaming API with Twitter's Firehose
    Fred Morstatter, Jürgen Pfeffer, Huan Liu, Kathleen M. Carley

  • #Bigbirds Never Die: Understanding Social Dynamics of Emergent Hashtags
    Yu-Ru Lin, Drew Margolin, Brian Keegan, Andrea Baronchelli, David Lazer

  • Detecting Comments on News Articles in Microblogs
    Alok Kothari, Walid Magdy, Kareem Darwish, Ahmed Mourad, Ahmed Taei

  • A Data-Driven Analysis to Question Epidemic Models for Citation Cascades on the Blogosphere
    Abdelhamid Salah Brahim, Lionel Tabourier, Bénédicte Le Grand

  • Properties, Prediction, and Prevalence of Useful User-Generated Comments for Descriptive Annotation of Social Media Objects
    Elaheh Momeni, Claire Cardie, Myle Ott

  • A Multi-Indicator Approach for Geolocalization of Tweets
    Axel Schulz, Aristotelis Hadjakos, Heiko Paulheim, Johannes Nachtwey, Max Mühlhäuser

  • Competition and Success in the Meme Pool: A Case Study on
    Michele Coscia

  • Artist Popularity: Do Web and Social Music Services Agree?
    Alejandro Bellogín, Arjen P. de Vries, Jiyin He

  • Extracting Diurnal Patterns of Real-World Activities from Social Media
    Nir Grinberg, Mor Naaman, Blake Shaw, Gilad Lotan

  • Political Orientation Inference on Twitter: It's Not Easy!
    Raviv Cohen and Derek Ruths

  • Quantifying Political Leaning from Tweets and Retweets
    Felix Ming Fai Wong, Chee Wei Tan, Soumya Sen, Mung Chiang

You can find the list of available datasets from ICWSM 2012 in the following table.

PaperDescription# of files# of observations (tweets/facebook accounts/entries)# of Twitter users# of nodes# of edges
Z Luo, Miles O and T Wang. Opinion Retrieval in Twitter.Tweets tagged as relevant or irrelevant for 50 specific queries15000
L Chen, W Wang, M Nagarajan, S Wang and AP Sheth. Extracting Diverse Sentiment Expressions with Target-dependent Polarity from Twitter.Tweets describing movies and persons4426660
J Mahmud, J Nichols, and C Drews. Where is This Tweet From? Inferring Home Locations of Twitter Users.Geo tagged tweets from 100 top cities2100525919390
L Rossi and M Magnani. Conversation practices and network structure in Twitter.Tweets about the fifth edition of the popular TV show XFactor Italia222287
LM Aiello, M Deplano, R Schifanella, and G Ruffo. People are Strange when you're a Stranger: Impact and Influence of Bots on Social Networks.Social info from anobii.com76715851796541566369
J Park, M Cha, H Kim, and J Jeong. Managing Bad News in Social Media: A Case Study on Domino’s Pizza Crisis.Tweet collection for Domino's pizza crisis104645615829987
Y He, C Lin, W Gao, and KF Wong. Tracking Sentiment and Topic Dynamics from Social Media.Mozilla add on review data19300
D O'Callaghan, M Harrigan, J Carthy, and P Cunningham. Network Analysis of Recurring YouTube Spam Campaigns.Youtube comments data16466882
P Agarwal, R Vaithiyanathan, S Sharma, and G Shroff. Catching the Long-Tail: Extracting Local News Events from Twitter.Tweets that possibly describe a fire in a factory.35420751
FA Zamal, W Liu, and D Ruths. Homophily and Latent Attribute Inference: Inferring Latent Attributes of Twitter Users from Neighbors.Tweet data for gender/age/political orientation labeled users9233653995340248
F Giglietto. If Likes Were Votes: An Empirical Study on the 2011 Italian Administrative Elections.Facebook profile of 104 Italian politicians1104

Obtaining Datasets

Download and sign the ICWSM Dataset Usage Agreement. Please note that this agreement gives you access to all ICWSM-published datasets. In it, you agree not to redistribute the datasets. Furthermore, ensure that, when using a dataset in your own work, you abide by the citation requests of the authors of the dataset used.

Email the signed agreement, as a PDF file, to In the body of your email,

  1. Be clear that you are requesting access to the ICWSM datasets
  2. Include your name,
  3. your email address, and
  4. the name of your organization.

We will respond to your request with a URL, a username, and a password with which you can download the datasets. Please allow seven business days for a response.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the terms of agreement, the datasets available, or need to report infringements on the terms of agreement, please contact Derek Ruths.

We consider both contributed and official ICWSM datasets to provide an empirical basis for excellent research that could appear at ICWSM and related venues. Please consider using them in work that you will be submitting to ICWSM this year!


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