Posts Tagged ‘Gnip’
Ever wonder what anyone has ever tweeted about you or your competitors? Most services give you a snapshot, highlighting what’s happening right now – or possibly 30 days back, but what about Twitter data from any given time period going all the way back to the first Tweet in 2006?
You can’t see those tweets unless you have access to Twitter’s firehose – or unless you use Gnip. And no, it’s not free.
There are plenty of social media evangelists who believe Twitter can predict election results, or how many people will buy the latest smartphone, but we often forget how powerful historical data can be.
Twitter is now offering access to 30 days of historical tweets, so you can view who was saying what about your brand before the intern tweeted that off-color joke.
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.
As part of a partnership announced in November, Twitter has begun selling access to tweets directly from the firehose. The company in charge of allowing customers access to Twitter’s firehose, Gnip, announced last week the pricing model for receiving a constant stream of tweets related to a keyword.
In a partnership announcement last night it was revealed that Twitter will sell commercial access to streaming tweets. Companies will be able to purchase a portion of all tweets and use the data for analytics purposes. This deal was announced on the Gnip blog, the partner that will manage the sale of streaming tweets to interested companies.