Invite participants to join your research project by sending them an email with a sign up link. The link directs the participant to a Facebook app with consent procedures that permit you to collect data from Facebook.
When a participant has given his/her consent the selected relevant data is automatically retrieved from Facebook. Collecting further data during the research project requires only a single click.
All data collected from Facebook is indexed and can be searched just like using your typical search engine. Both the whole dataset as well as search results can be sorted on several attributes and filtered by e.g. time ranges.
Digital Footprints software also allows the researchers to make different statistics on the collected data. The statistics enable researchers to discover patterns and trends and monitor developments over time.