Crimson Hexagon

Crimson Hexagon is a social media analytics platform providing access to a large repository of public social data. It provides an easy and adaptable search interface to access and download historical Twitter data, as well as data from blogs, reddit and other social media. Its proprietary algorithms provide analyses of topics, trends, reactions, and the interests, demographics, and geography of social media audiences. It also allows you to track metrics on a Twitter handle, Facebook page, or Instagram user account for which you have access.


As a condition of our license, Crimson Hexagon may only be used for academic research. Commercial usage, non-university usage, and usage for third parties are not permitted.

Usage Guidelines

  • When you create a new monitor (search), include your initials and the date in its name. Example: "JG Blog Test 13 June 2018"
  • If possible, have only one monitor at a time.
  • If you are training "Brightview" using an "Opinion Monitor," change the sharing permissions so that only selected individuals can see your monitor. This will help prevent unwanted changes to your monitor. Click on Manage-->Sharing and uncheck “share monitor with all team users.” Add the email addresses of individuals who need permission to view the monitor.
  • Don't erase someone else’s monitor unless we've reached our quota (10). Try to erase the oldest monitor.
  • Corollary: be warned that any monitor you create may be erased. Keep track of your searches, so you can set them back up if necessary.
  • You don't need to create a new monitor to search Crimson Hexagon or download data. Feel free to edit the 'sandbox' monitor for your own searches and to learn about Crimson Hexagon's features.


If you would like to use Crimson Hexagon for a project, please request an account. Turnaround time for account creation is usually 1-2 business days.


If you have questions or need assistance using Crimson Hexagon please contact us.