Joint Research Centre
Digital Earth Lab

What is the potential of big data for official statistics? A group of JRC researches are exploring these potentialities based on a case study that focus on Twitter data. Based on the user-generated content from Twitter, a method is been developed to obtain indications of active citizenship that complements measurements official statistics. The method has been proven to specially benefit indications for small-size cities.


Jounral paper summarizing the initial investigations