Do you know your JSON?

Dary Hsu 6th October 2014 0 Comments

With the Halloween fast approaching, we wanted to share with you the biggest differences between the world’s most famous Jason – from Friday the 13th and JSON, our best friend at DataSift. Once upon a time, there were a bunch of web services that wanted to exchange data with one another. The problem was, these services were all written by different groups of developers and they did not communicate with each other about how data…

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Big data isn’t just about petabytes and NoSQL. The ability to sift through billions of records gives us a newfound ability to listen and get a pulse of any situation, even in real time. With better data, we can make more impactful decisions in less time. Our data partner Lexis Nexis has put these listening capabilities to solve a devastating global problem — human trafficking. In their collaboration with STOP THE TRAFFIK, Lexis Nexis went…

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Today, we’re kicking off a new series of blog posts under the umbrella of ‘getting back to basics on data’. We want to tackle the most fundamental questions around data, in particular human-generated or as we like to call it – Human Data. What is it, what do you need to be able to work with it, what value can you extract from it and many more. First up – unstructured data. It’s an important…

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In this era of social networks, how can insurance organizations stay abreast of customer sentiment? Assigning a few people to track online customer sentiment is not enough. The discussion is coming from too many different places, in volumes that are increasing exponentially, to be able to track everything manually. Surely, there must be an easier way? Here’s how DataSift is supporting Cognizant, a global leader in business and technology services through a bespoke, turn-key social…

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From helping the UN identify what matters to spotting trends minute-to-minute, social data has proven a powerful tool to data scientists eager to understand how humans think and behave. Unfortunately, many hurdles have impeded us from putting these data science in the forefront of our research efforts. According to a recent article in the The New York Times, “Data scientists, according to interviews and expert estimates, spend from 50 percent to 80 percent of their…

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It’s the Tableau Customer Conference time again! 4 days. 7,000 people. Thousands of data visualizations. Countless customer meetings. We will be in Seattle for TCC all next week. Please visit us at stand #107 to learn about our latest and greatest additions to our platform. If you visit our booth, you will be entered for a chance to win a brand new GoPro camera. Our friends at Alteryx have once again created their massively popular…

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Yesterday we showed the top 10 WordPress categories worldwide. Wonder how we did it? Each month, DataSift receives approximately 15-25 million full-text WordPress blog posts into our platform. Recently, the question of what topics are discussed on blogs was raised by one of our customers. Rather than simply say “everything” – we decided to take a deeper look into the content and substance of WordPress blogs. Using DataSift’s Salience Topics and Salience Entities augmentations, we…

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Sifting Around: The World Cup

Dary Hsu 17th July 2014 0 Comments

This is a guest post by Andy Cotgreave, the Social Content Manager at Tableau.  He’s been with the company for three years, sharing his passion for data visualization and helping people see and understand their data. Prior to joining Tableau he was a data analyst at the University of Oxford. You can find him on twitter as @acotgreave. What a four weeks it’s been. The FIFA World Cup has been the biggest social sport event…

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From support to HR or product, a company’s online community contains a wealth of good ideas to improve a business.  There are dozens if not hundreds of valuable people who actively participate in them.  But with such a volume of content and only so much time, how do you get a birds eye view of it all?  What’s the best way to pinpoint the ideas and people that really matter within your online community? DataSift…

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As much of the world quickly becomes more connected via Twitter and Facebook, it can be easy to forget about a whole other part of the world: China. 1.3 billion people in the fastest growing major economy in the world don’t use any social network that comes from the West.

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