After August 13th DataSift will no longer be licensing data from Twitter, but we will be processing it – and processing data is what we do best!
Today we are pleased to announce the availability of the DataSift Connector, a new open source product that enables DataSift to connect to a wide variety of data sources. The release of the DataSift Connector means that you can now make full use of Open Data Processing for Twitter. Open Data Processing (ODP) for Twitter allows developers, agencies and brands to derive real business value from the Tweets they are licensing.
Available now, Open Data Processing for Twitter adds value to licensed Twitter data in three main ways:
- It improves the quality of decision making by ensuring that analysis is based only on relevant content. DataSift’s advanced filtering tools, coupled with VEDO classification and scoring mean that irrelevant Tweets can be intelligently removed from the dataset and Tweets can be organized in a way that makes sense to those interpreting the data.
- It provides deep insights into the meaning behind the Tweets. Advanced topic augmentations and machine learning reveal the bigger themes running through conversations. Link expansion uncovers the content audiences are sharing.
- Tweets are easier to analyze as they are delivered when, where and how you need them.
The new DataSift Connector is pre-configured and easy to deploy to common hosting platforms, requiring minimal setup for most scenarios. However, it is also highly configurable, allowing tailoring to specific use-cases where necessary. To make use of ODP for Twitter, you just need to deliver your Tweets to the connector. From there the DataSift platform works just as it does for every other source that we process, so filters and classifiers will continue to work across Twitter data as they do with all data processed by DataSift.
To find out more about how the DataSift Connector and Open Data Processing for Twitter work in detail, and how developers can contribute to our open source products, check out our developer blog.