Public Sector

Driving Citizen Outcomes

Every day, public sector organizations are finding new opportunities to use social data to advance their missions. As the public sector learns how to better leverage all the large volumes of data flowing through social media, it stands to greatly improve the way it serves its citizens - ensuring positive outcomes for everyone.

Use Cases

Disaster Response

FEMA harnesses social data to assist its efforts during natural disasters, watching social data feeds to identify citizens in need during the moments after a disaster strikes.

Tracking Outbreaks

From the flu to cholera and other diseases, social data allows organizations to track instances of disease mentions, identify the trends, locate the outbreak and react in realtime.

City Planning

Local governments can use the location data captured within social data to determine how people move about a city at different times of the day and plan accordingly.

The Durkheim Project

One of the most surprising uses of social data is The Durkheim Project where veterans' social media posts are monitored to identify suicide risks to aid in suicide prevention.

Did You Know?

Realtime Data Feed

With the most sources, the most customers, and the most robust infrastructure, Gnip reliably delivers an enormous stream of social data. This consistent access provides confidence to customers that need to stay on the pulse of current events.

Unrivaled Sources

Whether you're interested in coverage of blogs, comments, social networks, news, photo sites, you name it, we have it. Gnip provides access to data found nowhere else in the market-efficiently consolidated into a single stream of data.

Social Data Experience

We understand that social data can provide critical insights into what a massive number of people are thinking. Founded in 2008, Gnip has been delivering social data to customers for over 4 years. We help organizations gain access to the most relevant data.


leveraging Social Data in the Public Sector

For the first time in history, social media provides organizations with access in realtime to what a massive number of people are thinking and doing around the world. Also, in an increasing number of cases, news breaks on social media before it breaks with established media sources. Online social media provides valuable information about events and the citizens that are impacted by those events. Social media stands to have an enormous impact on the Public Sector, as organizations learn how to monitor and analyze these data for social good.


Sources for Public Sector

With photos and text all happening in realtime that are geotagged, Twitter could be the most critical data source you use.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In the case of disaster response geotagged photos could be worth much more than that.

In moments of disaster realtime information is critical. The world's largest social network can provide lots of realtime data.

Tracking Foursquare check-in changes over time can yield insights on unexpected trends. What if you tracked hospital check-ins?

Success Stories

By providing a complete and reliable stream of Twitter data, Gnip is playing a critical role in helping the Library of Congress build a stable, sustainable archive for future generations.

Library of Congress

Social data is a new and incredibly exciting dataset that our customers are beginning to leverage within IBM InfoSphere BigInsights and other IBM products. Via the Plugged In to Gnip business partner program, we make it incredibly easy for them to access that social data.


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