> I am doing some research using the Twitter API and I would like to get > a random sample of Twitter users. Any ideas of how this can be > accomplished?
Here's a start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampling_(statistics) At this point you are asking for a sampling method without providing an adequate definition of the population. > So far, I have scraped 2 weeks from the Streaming API and extracted 3 > million user IDs from the stream. Any arguments as to whether or not > this could constitute random? That sample will be biased towards more active posters and may include some demographic biases due to seasonal activities during the limited time frame of the sample. Chris Babcock