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Social Media Data + Data Stewardship = Social Media Data Stewardship

Social Media Data Stewardship (SMDS) is a set of data- and user-driven principles to guide all aspects of managing social media data including its collection, storage, analysis, publication, reuse, sharing and preservation.


What are the API rate limits for data collection set by social media platforms?


Can and for how long social media data be stored outside social media platforms?


Are there any types of analysis or data transformation processes that are not permitted by the social media platforms?


Can researchers publish data they used for the analysis? For example, as part of a journal publication?


Can researchers share data they have collected with other researchers?


Should the records collected previously be deleted if they are also deleted by their creator?

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