DataSift Adds Disqus and Edgar Online to Its Growing Ecosystem of Social Networks and Content Publishers

Lucy Wimmer
11th December 2014 0 Comments

SEC filing and 20 million comments now available on its Human Data Platform

San Francisco, CA, December 11, 2014 – DataSift, the leader in Human Data Intelligence, today announced the expansion of its fast-growing ecosystem of social networks and content publishers to include Disqus, the world’s most popular commenting engine and EDGAR® Online

As the only independent provider of social data, DataSift offers unparalleled access to human-generated content including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and WordPress. With the addition of these new partners, DataSift’s customers will gain real-time access to millions of comments and votes from Disqus and financial disclosures and SEC submissions from Edgar Online.

The addition of data from Disqus will help developers better understand user reaction to published content on some of the world’s most visited content properties from ABC to TMZ, as well as 3 million blogs and websites that use Disqus to power their online community. By enhancing Disqus data with DataSift-augmentations such as topic extraction or links unraveling, developers will be able to identify the articles and audience engaging with a particular topic or product, all in real-time.

Through its partnership with Edgar Online, DataSift will provide exclusive access to the world of public financial filings combined with social, news and blog content, all accessible from a single platform. For the first time, developers can not only track trends in public data but also tie its impact back directly to a company’s bottom line, all in one place.

Humans create 75% of the world’s digital data. This Human Data is mostly unstructured, its volume, variety, real-time nature and lack of pre-defined models make it challenging to work with. Add to this the inability to distinguish between valuable data and digital litter, and its general ambiguity, and you have unlocked the biggest opportunity in business today.

From billions of data points, DataSift finds the relevant information in real-time. Context is then added to all the Human Data on the platform. Precision filtering lets customers identify what’s relevant. Machine learning discovers hidden patterns while advanced data science automatically categorizes and extracts meaning – all in real-time.

With DataSift, brands can understand more about their customers: their intent, likes and dislikes, topics they discuss and content they reference. Application developers can benefit from accelerated development of their applications at reduced cost.

“We’ve spent the last seven years perfecting the processing of social data. We are now able to apply our learnings to the entire spectrum of human conversations and human-generated content, something we call – Human Data,” said Nick Halstead, CEO and founder, DataSift. “With unique data from our partners Disqus and Edgar Online, we can enable our customers to build new powerful applications by better understanding their audiences.”

The new partnerships will further extend the functionality of the DataSift Human Data Platform:

  • With Disqus, customers can access to the real-time firehose of 200 million of votes, edits, comments and replies per month.
  • Edgar Online delivers fast, firehose-like access to more than a half a million full-text financial documents per year, including 10Ks, 10Qs, 8Ks and more, to track financial activity and disclosures

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About DataSift
DataSift is the leader in Human Data Intelligence. Processing more than 2 billion interactions a day, DataSift empowers application developers and agencies to maximize value from human-generated data by transforming it into actionable intelligence.

Founded in 2010 and headquartered in San Francisco, DataSift has operations in New York, Los Angeles, Canada and Reading, UK. DataSift’s customers include Bloomberg, CBS Interactive and Dell as well as thousands of application developers across a wide variety of industries including retail, telecommunications, high tech, consumer packaged goods and digital agencies. More information can be found at

About Human Data
Human Data is the fastest growing type of data that covers the entire spectrum of human-generated information regardless of format or channel through which it is delivered. It includes text, image, audio or video shared with other people on social networks, blogs and news content. The DataSift Human Data platform unifies all the data – real-time and historical – in one place, unlocks its meaning and delivers it for use anywhere in the business.

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Lucy Wimmer

Written by Lucy Wimmer

Lucy Wimmer is global senior director of marketing and communications at DataSift.

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