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TAGS (Twitter Archiving Google Sheet)
TAGS is a free Google Sheet template which lets you setup and run automated collection of search results from Twitter.
NodeXL is a complex Excel template that can retrieve social media data and supports basic network analysis visualization. Retrieving Twitter data is free; for a fee, researchers can also retrieve Facebook. Youtube, or Flickr data.
Hydrator is an Electron based desktop application for hydrating Twitter ID datasets. Twitter's Terms of Service do not allow the full JSON for datasets of tweets to be distributed to third parties. However they do allow datasets of tweet IDs to be shared. Hydrator helps you turn these tweet IDs back into JSON from the comfort of your desktop.
Sources for Existing Twitter Datasets
Documenting the Now
Documenting the Now collects tweet data (tweet IDs) and publishes them as an Open Access data sets. They also maintain a tool called Hydrator that turns the tweet IDs into full tweets.
Twitter datasets for research compiled using the Twitter API.