Here at DataSift, we’re lucky to work with some amazing customers who are innovating in social to create the next-generation of social applications and platforms. NeedTagger is a great example of a company that is transforming what marketing means in the social-era. We caught up with Vernon Niven, CEO and founder of NeedTagger to learn more about his company and why intent marketing is taking marketing back to the basics by making social media “social”.

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At DataSift we are obsessed with making it easier for companies to access Social data, analyze it, and get value from it. This week we are proud to announce the launch of a new way to access/use the Social Data produced by the DataSift platform.  Starting today, DataSift customers will have access to new Record and Export features, that allow even non-technical users to extract their social media data direct through our website into easy…

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Haters Are Going To Hate…But They Aren’t Always Right Here at DataSift we are big fans of YouTube and really love the new UI they launched a few weeks ago. At the same time that our team was admiring the sleek new site design that You Tube had just launched,  we noticed  YouTube was taking a hammering from online commentators and press.  It seemed like EVERYONE hated the new UI!   Were the “haters” right that…

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Start tracking and analyzing Twitter data for your organization in less than 10 minutes! DataSift, the most sophisticated platform for managing and filtering social data, is live today at 2pm GMT. We invite you to explore this revolutionary new platform that has been designed to make tracking and analyzing Social Media data easy. DataSift offers access to the complete range of Twitter content, but you only pay for the tweets that are actually useful to…

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DataSift, has entered into partnership with the media monitoring application developer, Moreover Technologies. Nick Halstead, Founder and CEO of DataSift commented: “By partnering with Moreover, DataSift adds to its network of analytics partners an established specialist in news aggregation, analytics and research insight. Through DataSift’s platform, Moreover’s applications will now have access to 100 percent of the real-time Twitter feed and other social media sources, as well as benefiting from our enriched data and range…

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What happens when you use the Twitter Firehose to power an arcade game? Well you’d end up with DataSift Invader! It’s a straight forwardsimple looking game that uses various parts of the DataSift platform to create a game that would be incredibly difficult for any other platform to create. So what parts of the platform are used? Sentiment analysis – The Twitter Firehose is sampled and the sentiment of each tweet (on a scale of…

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Mediasift and Twitter have partnered to make Twitter data commercially available through DataSift. This means that developers interested in building tools to monitor and analyze Twitter data can now filter Tweets from the full Twitter Firehose, using DataSift for non-display analysis. Companies and marketers are demanding better ways to listen to their customers on Twitter, and understand conversations about their brands and products. With so much news and data being created across multiple social networks,…

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A new year and we are super excited about what is coming in 2011. Big data and real-time are hot topics and we feel that DataSift is ready to take on the challenge of assisting our customers with the problems of dealing with finding the right data and soon how to analyse it. So what did we do in 2010? DataSift was built as a platform for consumers and businesses to sift through the real-time…

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We have updated our language detection service within DataSift, as we found that our previous version was unable to identify the language of interactions as reliably and efficiently as we had originally hoped it would.  If you’re wondering where to find it, go to Create Stream or Edit Stream and it’s in the CSDL Language Help area at the bottom of the list. Thanks to the improved efficiency we have added support for ten more…

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We have now officially launched the Alpha of DataSift and will now start sending out invites. For those not yet in the Alpha here are a few screenshots of the site. And if your interested in learning CSDL (Curated Stream Definition Language) which is our bespoke scripting language for content curation, you can go to our support site to learn all the details.

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