I remember the excitement of when Twitter first opened up their firehose. As an early adopter of the Twitter API I could easily imagine some of the cool things you could do with all that data. I also remember the disappointment of learning that in the land of BigData, data has a price, and that price would be too high for little fish like me. It was like learning for the first time there would be no BigData Santa Clause.
DataSift has built a reputation as a provider of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr firehoses — streams of unstructured data that can then be used in applications to track larger user sentiment and other trends. Today, DataSift is ramping... Read Post
Fresh on the heels of its deal with Tumblr for access to the Tumblr "firehose," social data platform DataSift is putting that data, and more, to good use with the launch of a new API that performs historical analysis across Twitter,... Read Post