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Posts Tagged ‘data’

Space Invaders Meets Twitter In A New Game Powered By Influential Tweets

Pew! Pew! If you’re a gamer from times past, or you’re a young’un with a taste for the retro, you’ll appreciate the “DataSift Invaders” game developed by social search service DataSift. It’s Space Invaders meets Twitter, in a cool mashup of the old with the new, and a great showcase of what you can do with detailed Twitter data.
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Tweets Archived In Library Of Congress Will Only Be Accessible By “Known Researchers”

Anyone who thought they could sneak around Twitter’s increasingly restricted API and get at historical and real-time tweets through the archive in the Library of Congress had better think again. While the Library is making a serious effort to index all tweets since 2006, they’re only opening up this archive to “known researchers” who have the approval of the Library to access the information.
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Twitter Accounts For 11% Of Click-Throughs On Shared Content

When it comes to content that’s shared around the web, Twitter is among the major forces driving click-throughs. While it doesn’t quite compare to Facebook, Twitter does send just about the same percentage of click-throughs on shared content as email does – and email has decades on Twitter.
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Twitter to Sell up to 10K Keyword Filters from Fire Hose for 30 Cents an Hour

While Promoted Tweets, Trends and Accounts are the more visible of Twitter’s two main revenue-generating offerings, tweets from the fire hose is probably more interesting to developers. And this side of things just got a lot more interesting: in a new partnership announcement, Twitter will now be selling over 40 points of data attached to each tweet and up to 10,000 keyword filters, for just 30 cents an hour.
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Twitter, Please, I’m Begging You… Give Us A Way To Backup Our Data

Yes, Twitter was just down. Like me, I’m sure that every time the network freezes or disappears completely you fear the absolute worst.

The thing is, one day, inevitably, something awful will happen. Servers will crash, hackers will run riot, and data will be lost. Your data.

I’m reminded once again why a facility to both backup and (critically) restore your tweets is nothing short of essential. Nobody likes the idea of having to start over. Particularly if it’s not your fault.

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