Today we’re excited to announce Wikistats and add Wikipedia to our ever-increasing list of data sources for our social data platform. Through Wikistats.co, DataSift provides a real-time insight into the trending articles on Wikipedia in the last 24 hours. Just as we identified the most popular stories on Twitter when we created Tweetmeme, Wikistats is another great showcase of what’s possible with DataSift’s Social-Data platform.

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With the recent news that our friends at Salesforce.com have signed an agreement with Twitter to access the full firehose of public Tweets, we thought we’d give an insight into what it’s like being on the receiving end of this torrent of data. And of course, we’re not just doing this for Tweets, we’re doing this processing for public Facebook posts, and across nearly a million blogs, forums and news sites.

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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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“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it” – Winston Churchill   Today DataSift is excited to announce the launch of signs-ups for alpha access to Twitter Historical data. You can sign-up and reserve a space on our alpha list and be one of the first to test drive this new functionality when it is available in January.  The Alpha Program will give you full access to 60 days of the…

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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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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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This weekend the world descends on South By Southwest in Austin, Texas for music, film and interactive talks and panels. But one thing ties these topics together… after parties! But how can you find the venues to go to? Where are the most influential people? Well with Cluster we have answered that question for you. Using the power of DataSift to filter real-time data and augment it, we’ve combined that processing power with Foursquare place…

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We are very pleased to hear that one of our partners Klout has raised a substantial further round in financing. For those who have not heard of them before, Klout measures online influence, this is as important as the revolution that Google made in defining the pagerank for web pages. And just like Googles pagerank for every web page on internet Klout has a score for users on Twitter and Facebook. For us Klout was an…

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