Social Media Data

What is NExT Social Media Data?

As a part of the Live Observatory, NExT builds robust live crawlers to monitor and crawl data from several social media sites including Sina Weibo, Tencent Weibo, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, etc.. The User Generated Contents (UGCs) we crawled include text, image, location-oriented UGC, as well as user, annotation and other structured information. For legal reasons, the data can only be used internally for research purposes.

3 Steps to Get Data


Please register first to create your account before you can down-load NExT data.

Request / Approve

Please submit the data request and wait for approval from NExT.


Once the request is approved, you will be given an access key to download the requested data within one month.