UN Global Pulse and Twitter

Observed Personal Data Health Economic Development Crisis Response


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

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 drive media engagement. A similar tool may have been developed to access Twitter's data for this initiative.

This collaborative was announced 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 public health campaigns, track the reports of rising food costs and better coordinate relief efforts.

Region: Worldwide

includes kosovo