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How does a 300 percent uplift in ad click through rates sound? That’s exactly what Qualia (formerly known as LocalResponse) is achieving for one of its clients using Twitter data enriched by DataSift. This case study explores how Qualia is using DataSift to access and filter through the full Twitter firehose to ingest only the data they need. Imagine Tweeting ‘Just went for a run’, and then seeing a Nike banner ad on your desktop…

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Megaphone

In our latest of use case posts, we will look at two brands – Home Depot and Lowes – and compare their share of voice. Does one brand have more social presence than the other? Does one brand outperform the other in terms of volume or hashtag and mention usage? How do they compare geographically? Here’s a simple, end-to-end scenario for collecting, consuming and analyzing DataSift data to discover your share of voice. Let’s find…

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In an article titled “Watch how word of Ebola exploded in America” Time.com last week published data showing how 10.5 million tweets referenced Ebola between September 16 and October 6. Predictably there has been a massive surge in the conversation since the first Ebola diagnosis inside the USA on September 30. The article features a graph from @twitterReverb which captures this surge brilliantly, but also highlights some of the limitations of relying solely on traditional…

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Query builder

If you’re not a programmer or wouldn’t know one end of an API from the other, then you need a simple graphical interface for writing filters and getting results. Our platform filters vast amounts of human data from dozens of sources in real-time so writing filters could be a complex programming task. However, Query Builder represents all the sources and augmentations graphically, allowing complex filters to be constructed with a few mouse clicks. To find…

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Big Data project fiasco

During the past decade, few business buzzwords/terms have had as much success as ‘Big Data’. It’s graced the covers of business magazines, been the central topic of an endless number of conferences, and helped countless tech folks explain to their families what they do for a living. In this blog post I’d like to propose a new way at looking at ‘Big Data’ given the changing nature of data in organizations that addresses an inherent…

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Brand Monitoring

Timely, accurate and cost-effective brand monitoring is a Holy Grail for any organization. But how do you find out about the conversations happening around your brand? Where the content is being shared? By how many users? Or who your audiences are? DataSift provides a powerful means of monitoring your brand: collecting, consuming and analyzing the social data you need to underpin your decision-making. In this Brand Monitoring use case scenario, we will assume your organization…

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Jason

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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For a textbook example of how DataSift is helping partners aggregate, process and deliver social data—read on. Onalytica’s solutions surface relevant influencers for their clients, helping them to manage those relationships over time. Working with DataSift, Onalytica generated cost savings through less reliance on an internal data center, and eliminated data gaps for an enhanced end-user experience. So what’s behind this partnership success? Onalytica helps leading brands and agencies systematically manage their relationships with influential…

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Structured vs unstructured

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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Working with DataSift, Conversocial has developed a proactive search feature faster and at lower cost than they could have otherwise. In this blog, we’ll show how this agility and advanced functionality have enabled the leading social customer service platform to increase the value of their product, driving adoption and revenue. Hundreds of major brands use Conversocial in the contact center to handle high-volume customer service through social media. The cloud solution cuts through the noise…

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