When handling huge amounts of human generated data, filtering isn’t only useful – it’s essential. But filtering only takes you so far. Depending on your filters, you may have anywhere from a few thousand to a few million filtered interactions sitting in your destination. Which are the most important? How can you classify them into groups? What kind of system will you need to do the classification? This is happening in real-time, can you classify…

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Last week, we attended the Social Media Strategies Summit in San Francisco, where Rob Bailey, our CEO, discussed the seven measurable actions that further your company’s marketing and social media efforts. In addition to providing a framework for moving your company’s efforts from beginner to pro, Rob highlighted companies who are thinking strategically about social media, such as Taco Bell, Burberry and KFC.

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DataSift Architecture

I wanted to share something about how we view the future of the data ecosystem. We believe building an ecosystem of applications on top of our platform will radically change the data market and create a marketplace for businesses and developers alike. We have spent four years learning about scale and cost to companies to build the kind of infrastructures required to deal with the data volumes involved with something like the Twitter Firehose. Not…

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Did you miss our last Webinar, “Targets? Now you can watch the complete training session here! Want the Slides of this Webinar? Just click here   om/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/DataSift-Webinar4-sm.pdf

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The fourth Training Module of DataSift, “Targets”, is scheduled for this Friday 22nd July, 14:00 BST. DataSift takes data streams from the most popular social media sites. Targets are the individual elements of information these streams offer. There’s almost no limit to the filtering you can perform. Sign up for the webinar and learn to filter by language, follower count, keywords, geographical location.… You can even filter by the sentiment of posts, positive or negative!…

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Here you can watch the entire session of our Third Training Module, “Operators”, including a complete guide of all the possible Operators used in DataSift. ** Operators are functions within DataSift that form part of a Stream Definition. The Operator takes the value of the Target from the Input Object, runs its function against it with the specified Argument, and returns a result. Want the Slides of this Webinar? Just clik here  

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Did you miss our Second Webinar, “Getting Started”? Here you can watch the complete session! Don’t forget that our next Training Module, “Operators”, is scheduled on the next Friday 8 of July. Want to attend? Get registered right here! Want the Slides of this Webinar? Just click here  

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As you know DataSift is scheduling a series of training programs through webinars. Here you can watch the first one we did, “Basic Concepts”, introducing a general overview of the Platform. Our second webinar, “Getting Started” is scheduled on the next Friday, 24th June 2011. The invitations are limited, so hurry up and reserve your seat today right here! Want the Slides of this Webinar? Just click here  

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