API account for Academia/Social Good
In addition to standard, premium, and enterprise API accounts, I hope there will be an option for Academia/Social/Non-Profit accounts. As a graduate student, it would be very exciting to have access to free/affordable large datasets.
Emre Saygılı commented
Sam Jackson commented
I think this is a critically important idea.
If Twitter decides that academics can't receive access to free/affordable API endpoints, the company should create a regular and publicized mechanism for researchers studying social problems (like disinformation, extremism, or harassment) to request special access to clearly defined datasets.
Liam McLoughlin commented
Agreed. As some of the research is actually aimed at informing some of the decisions made by Twitter themselves, cost should be extremely minimal!
Adam Tornes commented
Thank you for this feedback Krista! This is certainly something we are interested in giving further consideration.