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Twitter Offers Entire Data Pool, but Some Wary of Diving In

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Science  28 Feb 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6174, pp. 958
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6174.958

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With the announcement of its new Data Grants program, Twitter is inviting academic researchers to propose experiments that take advantage of the full "firehose" of its 500 million daily tweets. But some researchers worry that the terms of the deal give Twitter ownership of their ideas.