Reddit Data Scraping Made Easy

Reddit Data Scraping Made Easy

Does your social media research examine comments on Reddit? Digital Scholarship Librarian John Fink has created some code that may come in handy.

The “Reddit Scraper” is a Python script that takes arbitrary comment URLs from Reddit and outputs them into organized CSV files.

John initially created this code to assist a researcher at McMaster University, then genericized that work so that it could be used by anyone working with Reddit data.

As social media research becomes more prominent, it’s imperative that researchers have reliable way to gather and organize data. Thank you to John Fink for providing such a helpful script!

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