The Virtual Observatory for the Study of Online Networks (VOSON) Lab in the School of Sociology at the ANU was formally established as part of a 2005 Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative (e-Research) grant. One of the activities of the VOSON Lab is the development of open-source tools that incorporate social science methods (in particular, Social Network Analysis) for collection and analysis of online behaviour. 

vosonSML (available on CRAN and GitHub) is an R package for the collection of social media data (Twitter, YouTube and Reddit) and the creation of various social networks for analysis.

vosonSML GitHub page: 
vosonSML vignette : 

VOSON Dashboard (available on CRAN and GitHub) is an interactive R shiny app that integrates social media data collection (via vosonSML),  network visualisation and analysis tools. 

VOSON Dashboard GitHub page: 
VOSON Dashboard userguide: