Skip to comments.HHS Seeking Access to ‘Full Twitter Historical Data’
Posted on 02/24/2014 2:39:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Government wants social media analytic tool for ongoing monitoring
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking a social media analytic tool that will give the government access to full Twitter historical data, according to a solicitation released on Tuesday.
The agency is seeking feedback for a possible future acquisition to provide near real time social media analysis. HHS said it wants to use the tool for ongoing monitoring of public health issues.
HHS provides a long list of requirements, including access to real-time social media posts, and access to full Twitter firehose.
The agency requires an archive that goes back at least five years of full Twitter historical data. The government will also need access to multiple account log-ins, real-time alerting, the ability to construct lengthy Boolean searches, and a function that can filter search results based on the location of a Twitter user.
Under additional attributes that we would find useful, HHS said the ability to export full data into excel or another spreadsheet program would be beneficial.
HHS said it would use the social media tool for public health concerns and emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy. In the midst of an event we want to know when hospitals and/or nursing homes are evacuating patients, HHS said under scenarios of how we would utilize this tool.
We conduct on-going monitoring of certain public health issues, HHS said. An increase in the level of discussion on social media could indicate a new development or concern related to that issue.
The Office of the Secretary of HHS filed the solicitation, arguing that social media monitoring is necessary since the agency is responsible for ensuring preparedness for public health threats and emergencies.
Within HHS, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating the departments operational response to acts of terrorism and other public health and medical threats and emergencies.
HHS said OEMs Division of Fusion can use social media as a non-traditional data collection tool to respond to health emergencies and natural disasters.
Social media and open source data analytics play an important role in filling gaps in traditional data collection and help our office provide insights to decision makers to aid them in making informed decisions to protect the health and welfare of impacted populations during emergencies, the agency said.
HHS is seeking responses no more than five pages in length by March 3.
Now what do you think is going to happen since this government is now being run by a bunch of pervert-atheist bureaucRATs.
No Facebook account - Check
No Twitter account - CHeck
You don’t think they’ll want all of my FR postings....!!
And the liberals STILL cheer Obama on. SMH
You know, with a benign and benevolent government full of statesmen/women and dedicated public servants, this is actually a very good idea. Unfortunately, we don’t have one of those.
ah yes.... first the Full Twitter... and then the Full Monte!
It never stops.
They already have them.
Any government so intrusive into what its citizens are saying, where they go or do is not a government which wants to better our lives, it wants to know and control us.
Monitoring Twitter, our emails, location via cellphone, driving habits via the auto’s onboard computer, accessing all our medical & financial details puts us on the spot where government can claim we broke a law or rule just to intimidate us. About the only intrusion not yet done are cameras in our bedrooms & bathrooms, ugh!
They already have your fr postings.
The new mantra for tyrants. The same basic phrasing with minor modifications will be used by DHS, TSA, FBI, IRS, and all the other agencies controlled by the Executive Branch.
Every right an privilege afforded to us now will be taken away, piece by piece in the name of public welfare.
They just want to know who’s calling Barry a pole-smoking, crypto-muslim faggot....for death panel decision making.
Ok this stuff is bad. Just need to make sure that if we get an administration more favorable to our side elected; that some of this stuff will be different.
I fear that things won’t change much to be honest.
Yeah like twitter has anything to do with making decisions about the American people. The other thing I noticed is that how is it that they can limit the length of things that they get, why can't we limit the length of any new legislation?
Sign up for Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Google and we’re volunteering to be watched. I’ve signed up for two but cancelled one. That leaves me with one and that’s one too many.