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UN Global Pulse & Twitter

Observed Personal Data Health Economic Development Crisis Response

The Data

Through this collaborative, UN Global Pulse has been allowed access to Twitter's data tools that contain information and Twitter's real-time dataset of public tweets from around the world.

How the data was shared

Though specific details of this collaborative are unavailable, similar collaborations between Twitter and UN Global Pulse include the use of a "publicly accessible monitor" that analyzes tweets about climate change in English, Spanish and French on a daily basis. This automated tool analyzed tweets concerning a particular issue, and was able to measure its awareness and drivemedia engagement. A similar tool may have been developed to access Twitter's data for this initiative.

Purpose of Data Shared

This collaborative was announce in 2016 to support the United Nations' efforts to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development goals. By using the information contained in "social conversations" like those on Twitter, UN Global Pulse is able to track the impact of pubic health campaigns, track the reports of rising food costs and better coordinate relief efforts.

Region: Worldwide

includes kosovo