If in the past you’ve tried to get data from social networks, you’ll be familiar with the pains of constantly changing APIs, moving data schemas, frequent policy changes. If you’re attempting to work with multiple networks, you’ll be hitting these challenges time and time again. You’ll have wasted weeks of development time just reacting to changes. DataSift’s API gives you a consistent, supported, flexible platform that allows you to confidently & quickly deliver social solutions….

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To start things off, I’d like to introduce Sifting Around, a new series where I’ll demonstrate the analytics process I use when exploring a current event from a social data perspective. From writing a CSDL script to creating visualizations, I’ll give you the how and why behind each step and highlight different DataSift enrichments that I found particularly useful. Conclusions drawn here are entirely my own and are guaranteed by no one, nor is any…

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