First Grants Awarded: Six Research Projects Receive Twitter “DataGrants”
According to the Twitter Engineering Blog they company received more than 1,300 “datagrant” proposals from more than 60 different countries after Twitter announced the pilot program in February.
The company also said that ore than half of the proposals coming from outside the U.S.
Six projects will receive Twitter data to help with their research.
The Projects Receiving Data:
- Harvard Medical School / Boston Children’s Hospital (US): Foodborne Gastrointestinal Illness Surveillance using Twitter Data
- NICT (Japan): Disaster Information Analysis System
- University of Twente (Netherlands): The Diffusion And Effectiveness of Cancer Early Detection Campaigns on Twitter
- UCSD (US): Do happy people take happy images? Measuring happiness of cities
- University of Wollongong (Australia): Using GeoSocial Intelligence to Model Urban Flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia
- University of East London (UK): Exploring the relationship between Tweets and Sports Team Performance
Read the Complete Blog Post (via Twitter Engineering)
See Also: Twitter offers data grants to three health-related projects (via mobihealthnews)
See Also: Twitter Introduces New “Data Grant” Pilot for Research Institutions (February 6, 2014)
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