BOSTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Crimson Hexagon (http://www.crimsonhexagon.com), a leading provider of social media analytics software, announced today partnerships with several academic researchers at public sector organizations under its Social Research Grant Program. The program provides academic, not-for-profit and nonpartisan researchers with access to the Crimson Hexagon ForSight™ platform, enabling them to glean important findings that help promote the public good.
“We believe these partnerships will assist organizations in pursuing social science research initiatives that can have both hyper-local and global implications.”
“Through the Social Research Grant Program, Crimson Hexagon has not only provided the technology to help drive our research initiatives, but they have been true collaborators in this effort to learn how big data can be used for international development purposes,” said Anoush Tatevossian of UN Global Pulse. “Created on the basis of social science research, much like Global Pulse, Crimson Hexagon is an excellent partner to help us drive this new frontier of research on a global scale.”
“With our Social Research Grant Program, we are partnering with leading researchers at public sector organizations worldwide to harness the power of big data for the public good,” said Crimson Hexagon Social Research Grant Program Manager, Elizabeth Breese. “We believe these partnerships will assist organizations in pursuing social science research initiatives that can have both hyper-local and global implications.”
Access to Crimson Hexagon’s technology allows public sector organizations to further sophisticated and innovative analysis of social media data for the public good. Researchers at organizations currently taking part in the Social Research Grant Program include:
- Harmony Institute: Examining the influence of entertainment on society by monitoring social media conversations surrounding films and social issues.
- Harvard Business School: Researching how public discourse on social media in China might influence business's behavior, particularly around topics such as pollution and food safety.
- Harvard Department of Government and Princeton University Department of Politics and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs: Utilizing social media data in mixed-method analysis of anti-American sentiment, primarily in Arabic-speaking areas of the Middle East and Asia.
- Harvard’s Berkman Center: Monitoring censorship across language groups on social media, as well as analyzing social mobilization and protest movements, elections, conflicts and financial crises.
- Institute for Social Research, Norway: Utilizing data to explore a variety of political and social topics, including social media and the new public sphere, the status of freedom of speech in Norway, young adults and social media, and The Norwegian Election Study.
- MIT Sloan School of Management: Examining the role of social media in social mobilization, including case studies of the London Riots, Occupy Wall Street and anti-Japanese boycotts in China.
- National Democratic Institute (NDI): Utilizing social media data and real-time information across six countries to gauge how people feel about the democratic process, elections, political parties and women in politics.
- UN Global Pulse: Utilizing social media data to provide real-time and historical analysis on socio-economic issues affecting vulnerable communities, to help inform program and policy decisions by UN system partners.
- University of Bamberg, Germany: Analyzing political conversation on social media in Germany, among politicians, candidates, journalists, and members of the public, including during the German election campaign in late summer of 2013.
Crimson Hexagon’s access to the full Twitter Firehose enables the collection and archiving of various global social media content sources. This depth and breadth of content allows Crimson Hexagon’s global customers to not only analyze a comprehensive set of current social media data, but also compare data and results going back to 2008.
Learn more about how Crimson Hexagon is assisting the public sector in harnessing social data at the upcoming Strata Conference session, “Data Philanthropy: Private-Public Sector Big Data Partnerships,” on Tuesday, October 29 at 11:00am ET in New York City. The session will provide perspective on these partnerships from leading private sector companies from the Big Data community.
About Crimson Hexagon, Inc.
Crimson Hexagon, founded in 2007, is the leading provider of analysis software that delivers business intelligence from social media data for global corporations. Fast Company named Crimson Hexagon one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies on the Web. Powered by patented technology developed at Harvard University’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science, the Crimson Hexagon ForSight™ platform delivers the industry’s most comprehensive Big Data analysis capabilities for a variety of large-scale data sources. Clients include leading global organizations such as: Microsoft, Paramount Pictures, Starbucks, Simon & Schuster, Twitter, and many more. For more information go to: http://www.crimsonhexagon.com or read the Crimson Hexagon Social Media Monitoring and Analysis blog: http://www.crimsonhexagon.com/blog/.