Did you miss our last Webinar, “Targets? Now you can watch the complete training session here! Want the Slides of this Webinar? Just click here   om/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/DataSift-Webinar4-sm.pdf

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The fourth Training Module of DataSift, “Targets”, is scheduled for this Friday 22nd July, 14:00 BST. DataSift takes data streams from the most popular social media sites. Targets are the individual elements of information these streams offer. There’s almost no limit to the filtering you can perform. Sign up for the webinar and learn to filter by language, follower count, keywords, geographical location.… You can even filter by the sentiment of posts, positive or negative!…

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Here you can watch the entire session of our Third Training Module, “Operators”, including a complete guide of all the possible Operators used in DataSift. ** Operators are functions within DataSift that form part of a Stream Definition. The Operator takes the value of the Target from the Input Object, runs its function against it with the specified Argument, and returns a result. Want the Slides of this Webinar? Just clik here  

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DataSift unlocks the value of monetizing the social web $6 Million Venture Round to Accelerate the Mining of Metadata from Twitter and other Social Networks July 11, 2011 – DataSift, a Delaware corporation, today announced a $6 million round of VC funding co-led by IA Ventures and GRP Partners. DataSift is one of only two companies globally licensed by Twitter to re-syndicate its content. The $6 million investment will be used … (click here to…

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Taking inspiration from DataSift Invaders and some other projects I’ve seen that take technology out of the ether and bring them into the real world e.g. the light painting WiFi project, I decided to take the DataSift augmented Twitter Firehose and experiment with making it more ‘tangible’. After digging around in my experiments/toy box I found the following bits; A TS-7553 embedded ARM SBC (single board computer) A Velleman K8055 USB interface board Some relays…

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What happens when you use the Twitter Firehose to power an arcade game? Well you’d end up with DataSift Invader! It’s a straight forwardsimple looking game that uses various parts of the DataSift platform to create a game that would be incredibly difficult for any other platform to create. So what parts of the platform are used? Sentiment analysis – The Twitter Firehose is sampled and the sentiment of each tweet (on a scale of…

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