CAT4SMR (Capture and Analysis Tools for Social Media Research) is a project funded by the Dutch PDI-SSH foundation that seeks to stabilize and further develop a set of existing and heavily used tools for the collection and analysis of social media data (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, 4chan). Developed within the framework of the UvA’s Digital Methods Initiative, our tools – Netvizz (currently not available), DMI-TCAT, YouTube Data Tools, 4CAT, and others – have been mainstays of the Dutch and international research landscape for years, allowing researchers to make sense of these increasingly dominant online platforms and the cultural practices they host.

This homepage gives a basic overview of what we are doing, provides links to the main resources, and documents the evolution of the project.