Today we’re introducing a pilot project we’re calling Twitter Data Grants, through which we’ll give a handful of research institutions access to our public and historical data.
With more than 500 million Tweets a day, Twitter has an expansive set of data from which we can glean insights and learn about a variety of topics, from health-related information such as when and where the flu may hit to global events like ringing in the new year. To date, it has been challenging for researchers outside the company who are tackling big questions to collaborate with us to access our public, historical data. Our Data Grants program aims to change that by connecting research institutions and academics with the data they need.
Submit a proposal for consideration to our Twitter Data Grants pilot program by March 15.
The Twitterverse, to misquote Monty Python’s Galaxy Song, keeps on expanding and expanding. Here is a FAR from comprehensive list of the best financially focused accounts to follow.
Adam Posen (@AdamPosen) President of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and former member of Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. Advises central banks and governments and “proclaims” on economic policy.
I will give a talk titled ‘The role of social media in research and career building’ at the forthcoming Seminar on Theories & Concepts and Skills Training organised by the University of Luxembourg in the framework of INCOOP.
This multi-disciplinary Initial Training Network (ITN) on Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP) brings together Universities, professional organisations and high-level officials that all share a long-term interest in a better understanding of the functioning of institutions in the European system of multi-level governance.
A copy of the provisional program is available here
Pittsburgh/New York—January 14, 2013—Users of Facebook and other
social networks should beware of allowing their self–esteem—boosted by
“likes” or positive comments from close friends—to influence their
behavior: It could reduce their self–control both on and offline,
according to an academic paper by researchers at the University of
Pittsburgh and Columbia Business School that has recently been
published online in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Titled “Are Close Friends the Enemy? Online Social Networks,
Self–Esteem, and Self–Control,” the research paper demonstrates that
users who are focused on close friends tend to experience an increase
in self–esteem while browsing their social networks; afterwards, these
users display less self–control. Greater social network use among this
category of users with strong ties to their friends is also associated
with individuals having higher body–mass indexes and higher levels of
credit–card debt, according to the paper...
The idea behind the Wikipedia Education Program is simple: Professors around the world assign their students to contribute to Wikipedia for class assignments.
Wikipedia is being used as a teaching tool in education around the world (see a list of programs). The Wikimedia Foundation currently runs four programs: Brazil, Canada, Egypt, and the United States.
In each country, volunteer Wikipedia Ambassadors assist professors as they assign their students to contribute to Wikipedia on course-related topics. The Wikimedia Foundation started the program in the United States in 2010, Canada in 2011, and Brazil and Egypt in 2012. More than 3,500 students have participated in the Wikipedia Education Program around the world, adding the equivalent of 20,000 printed pages of quality content to more than 6,000 Wikipedia articles in multiple languages.
James Manyika is the San Francisco based director of the McKinsey Global Institute, where Michael Chui is a principal and senior fellow. Hugo Sarrazin, Director in McKinsey's Business Technology and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Practice, also co-authored this blog post.