Twitter Gives $10 Million to MIT for “Laboratory of Social Machines.”

Twitter gave $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology today. The funds will be used to build a new lab called “Laboratory of Social Machines.”

The goal is to more insight into how social media is being used.  The university is going to get access to Grip which is the Twitter database of historic tweets.

“Twitter is seizing the opportunity to go deeper into research to understand the role Twitter and other platforms play in the way people communicate, the effect that rapid and fluid communication can have and apply those findings to complex societal issues,” said Twitter chief executive Dick Costolo in a statement.

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