Data Type: Social Media Data

Gauging the effectiveness of social media advocacy campaigns 2

Gauging the effectiveness of social media advocacy campaigns

UN Global Pulse worked together with the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) on a project that analyzed Twitter data to understand the effectiveness of OIOS campaigns on social media and whether they could be improved. The research investigated three instances related to posts by OIOS on social media: framing, messaging, and online engagement.   …

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Exploring the Effects of Extremist Violence on Online Hate Speech 3

Exploring the Effects of Extremist Violence on Online Hate Speech

UN Global Pulse partnered with IBM Science for Social Good and the University of Pompeu Fabra in Spain to develop a taxonomy and build an initial corpus of terms related to online hate speech targeting Muslim communities in English-speaking countries. The project explored methodologies to uncover the potential causal relationships between violence committed offline—either in …

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Nowcasting Air Quality Using Twitter 4

Nowcasting Air Quality Using Twitter

In some communities in Indonesia, real-time air quality information is not available, which is crucial for improving response efforts in regions affected by air pollution. Pulse Lab Jakarta developed a model that leverages real-time sensing and integrates social media images. The model produced at best, 87.24 per cent forecast accuracy — an improvement of 18.11 …

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Qatalog - An analysis tool for insights into the SDGs 5

Qatalog – An analysis tool for insights into the SDGs

UN Global Pulse has developed an open software platform that UN Country Teams can use to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their projects. The platform provides access to Qatalog, a data mining software analysis tool the Lab developed, and to additional source code and technical documentation from its repository of projects. A: Qatalog – A Software Analysis …

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Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Support Peace and Security in Uganda and Somalia 6

Using Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to Support Peace and Security in Uganda and Somalia

Sustainable development is built on the foundations of a peaceful, just and inclusive society and institutions. New types of war, conflict and violence challenge traditional ways of doing analysis to support peace and security efforts. Small data and methods of analysis used with small data cannot respond to these new challenges. We need to strengthen …

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Understanding Perceptions of Migrants and Refugees with Social Media 7

Understanding Perceptions of Migrants and Refugees with Social Media

As refugees and migrants travel across multiple borders, they encounter increasing protection risks, particularly when routes change, legal practices evolve and borders close. This forced displacement represents a challenge for humanitarian organizations working to provide assistance to people fleeing dangerous situations. This project used data from Twitter to monitor protection issues and the safe access …

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Inferring Commuting Statistics in the Greater Jakarta area with Twitter 9

Inferring Commuting Statistics in the Greater Jakarta area with Twitter

Some estimates for Greater Jakarta put the population at over 30 million. Within the boundaries of the city itself the transport system has to handle 1.38 million daily commuters. Policy makers need regular updates to track the rhythm of the city and best optimise public transport. Pulse Lab Jakarta worked with the Indonesian Institute of …

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