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2014 US-Cuba Policy Change Twitter Archive

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2014 US-Cuba Policy Change Twitter Archive, 2014-2015 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Natalie Baur

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Title: 2014 US-Cuba Policy Change Twitter Archive, 2014-2015Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: CHC5404

Creator: University of Miami

Extent: 21.0 Gigabytes

Arrangement: The data is available as one downloadable zip file.

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The 2014 US-Cuba Policy Change Twitter archive collection contains a data set of tweets collected from the Twitter microblogging platform when President Barack Obama announced on December 17, 2014 that the United States would begin normalizing full diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba after more than half a century of minimal relations. The Cuban Heritage Collection collected tweets relating to the hashtags #cuba, #cubapolicy, #cubalibre, #cubausa, #uscuba, and #cubanmiami.

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The 2014 US-Cuba Policy Change Twitter archive collection contains a data set of tweets collected from the Twitter microblogging platform when President Barack Obama announced on December 17, 2014 that the United States would begin normalizing full diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba after more than half a century of minimal relations. President Obama's announcement included plans to re-establish the US embassy in Havana, allowing official visits of Cuban diplomats and officials to the United States, and increased official dialogue on public policy issues affecting both countries.

During the announcement, the Cuban Heritage Collection collected tweets relating to the hashtags #cuba, #cubapolicy, #cubalibre, #cubausa, #uscuba, and #cubanmiami between December 9, 2014 and January 28, 2015. The tweets collected before the December 17, 2014 announcement by Presidents Obama and Castro represent tweets gathered via the Twitter API seven days prior to the date of first accessing the Twitter stream via the API, a feature allowed by the API. The tweets collected by the Cuban Heritage Collection for this data archive do not represent an exhaustive or complete record of all tweets relating to the targeted hashtags due to restritions on tweet volume accessed via the Twitter API.

This data archive is available for download to the University of Miami community via the University of Miami scholarly repository. The data is presented in JSON structured text files. For information on accessing the archive, see the Access and Restrictions section of this finding aid.

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Cuba -- Politics and government
United States - Foreign relations

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Due to Twitter's Terms of Service, this data archive is accessible only to the University of Miami community. It can be accessed via an IP-restricted portal in the University of Miami Scholarly Repository. For specific questions, please contact chc@miami.edu.

Use Restrictions: Due to Twitter's Terms of Service, this data archive is only accessible onsite at the University of Miami.

Acquisition Method: This collection was acquired and collected by the University of Miami Libraries using the Python program, Twarc, developed by Ed Summers.

Related Materials: Selected websites have been archived by the University of Miami's Cuban Heritage Collection relating to the US-Cuba policy change announcements. They are accesible online: https://www.archive-it.org/collections/5161

Preferred Citation: 2014 US-Cuba Policy Change Twitter archive, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: This collection was a collaboration between several University of Miami Libraries departments, including the Cuban Heritage Collection, Web and Emerging Technologies, and Digital Strategies. Project members include: Natalie Baur, Jaime Little, Andrew Darby, Sevika Singh, Sarah Shreeves, Lyn MacCorckle, Laura Capell, and Jason Cohen.

Other Note: See also: University of Miami Libraries 2014 US-Cuba Policy research guide




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