Are you a developer who is currently investigating DataSift and our offerings, well if you are and you use Ruby or are after a wrapper for our API then you might just find this little project on GitHub by Steven Shingler of interest.  We thought it was a great idea to bring this to your attention so that you don’t need to completely write your own from scratch! If you have created any source code…

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DataSift has the ability to enable any user to build upon a stream that you or another user has created.  The concept is pretty simple, each stream has a unique identifier which you will find when you select the stream.  In order to find the identity of the stream click on Stream Identity, and copy it! Then start creating your new stream definition!  This short video shows you the syntax and where to find the…

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We have updated our language detection service within DataSift, as we found that our previous version was unable to identify the language of interactions as reliably and efficiently as we had originally hoped it would.  If you’re wondering where to find it, go to Create Stream or Edit Stream and it’s in the CSDL Language Help area at the bottom of the list. Thanks to the improved efficiency we have added support for ten more…

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Now that we’ve sent out our first 400 Alpha invites we are starting to put together a series of screencasts. The first of these is our getting started screencast.  This one runs you through the main screens and guides you through creating your first simple stream.  Alongside this screencast we also have written documentation which you can find in our support area.  Creating your first stream is always the hardest because you want to make…

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There has been a lot of conversation on our LinkedIn and Facebook page about what curation is and how it relates to DataSift and our services.  We look at curation here at DatSift in terms of digital curation, which is defined broadly as the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital data. Here’s what Andy Gott has to say on the subject of Real Time Curation: Here’s how we do it, we collect and…

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Last week we opened DataSift up to our first 100 users and that went really well.  We’ve had some great feedback from our users and have a few areas that we are now focusing on.  As a result we are ready to release our next 100 users. Rather than just adding another 100 users this week we are going to add 100 new users each day this week!  Yes you read that right! 100 new…

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With so many different ways to use DataSift I can imagine figuring out your first stream could be rather daunting. So where do you start? Well here’s an idea, what is your favourite brand? What brands do your company represent or do you work for? Now how do you turn that into something that could be created on DataSift. Well here goes! First things first, define what you want to find out more about! In…

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