Release: `atrrr`, a wrapper for the AT protocol behind ’Bluesky’

I’m happy to announce that atrrr has made its way to CRAN. The purpose of atrrr is to communicate with the Authenticated transfer protocol (atproto for short), which powers the Twitter replacement social media site Bluesky. I think there are two things that are especially interesting about the package: it gives near limitless access to a social network site from R the backbone of the package was written mostly automatically The first point will make this interesting for teaching, as the well of interesting data that the Twitter research API once was has tried out, thanks to a certain billionaire.

Re-Release: `traktok`

I’m happy to announce that traktok, my package to get content from TikTok, has returned from the dead. That’s slightly exaggerated, because it actually always worked in some shape or form, but up until about September, the most recent state on Github had very limited functionality. Now I extended the package substantially and also gave it an appealing home on a pkgdown site here: https://jbgruber.github.io/traktok/. The main issue I had before, namely that some requests to the unofficial TikTok API need to be signed, still remains unresolved.