Many companies and individuals that use social media prioritize follower growth as a metric to determine their reach to potential customers or fans. Many social media platforms have their own tools to visualize growth metrics, but there are few tools to analyze growth on all platforms.
Include many popular social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Twitch
Automatically collect follower count data each day
Return graphed growth metrics to drive content selection
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GCP SQL Database
In response to user commands, SocialTracker plots this data using Plotly and responds with follower graphs. Currently, two commands, Overall & Change, yield responses of overall growth and change in followers per day.
Overall Follower Growth
Overall Follower Change
Developing SocialTracker was the first time I successfully deployed a project using GCP and Plotly, calling APIs, and working with SQL databases. This project, although not complete, gave me the opportunity to learn all of these topics and expand my knowledge base.
Although I have taken down the GCP server SocialTracker was running to move onto other projects, the code persists on GitHub. Please visit the repository if you have any interest in viewing my code, linked in the overview section above.
If I were to return to this project, I would implement trending to predict future social media growth, ROI tools to input investments into particular growth methods and output the effective growth in followers, and access level configuration to ensure only desired users can adjust settings and view results.