The Potential of Social Media — Intelligence to Improve People’s Lives: Social Media Data for Good

The GovLab Report, September 2017

120 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2018  

Stefaan Verhulst

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab

Andrew Young

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab

Date Written: September 24, 2017

Abstract

In this report, developed with support from Facebook, we focus on an approach to extract public value from social media data that we believe holds the greatest potential: data collaboratives. Data collaboratives are an emerging form of public-private partnership in which actors from different sectors exchange information to create new public value. Such collaborative arrangements, for example between social media companies and humanitarian organizations or civil society actors, can be seen as possible templates for leveraging privately held data towards the attainment of public goals.

Suggested Citation

Verhulst, Stefaan and Young, Andrew, The Potential of Social Media — Intelligence to Improve People’s Lives: Social Media Data for Good (September 24, 2017). The GovLab Report, September 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3141457

Stefaan Verhulst (Contact Author)

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab ( email )

Bobst Library, E-resource Acquisitions
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Andrew Young

New York University (NYU) - The GovLab ( email )

Bobst Library, E-resource Acquisitions
20 Cooper Square 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-711
United States

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