When disaster strikes, emergency responders often use social media data to understand the big-picture impact of an event. But thanks to an international team of researchers, organizations could soon have access to real-time, automatically generated summaries of the collateral impact of a disaster based on crowdsourced Twitter data.
New study suggests good research pushed through social media gets more citations.
By JENNIFER-ANNE PASCOE
Analyzing the famous academic aphorism ”publish or perish” through a modern digital lens, a group of emerging ecologists and conservation scientists wanted to see whether communicating their new research discoveries through social media—primarily Twitter—eventually leads to higher citations years down the road.
Turns out, the tweets are worth the time investment.
We analyzed 100 million images online to find which brand was pictured the most.
25 Things We Learned Analyzing Billions of Tweets
6,000 Tweets are posted every second. That’s 6,000 views, opinions, ideas, complaints, stories, compliments. It’s live human thought. And we can use it to try and answer any question.