It’s hard to believe it’s only been six months since I joined DataSift as CEO and we launched the company in the U.S. Since then we’ve grown from just a handful of customers in the U.K. to more than 250 corporate customers in over 20 countries. The list includes some of the top social media monitoring companies, business intelligence and news organizations and a growing list of Fortune 500 companies. Given my six-month mark at the helm of the company, I thought I’d share not only a few of our milestones, but highlight the trends and demand we’re seeing in the market.

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Earlier this month the Electronic Frontier Foundation published their annual study of the privacy policies for top Internet companies. Twitter was ranked with an impressive 3.5 stars out of 4, (one of the highest on the list), highlighting its work across four areas: openness with data demands, transparency regarding requests, whether or not they fight in court for users’ privacy requests and whether or not they do so in Congress.

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DataSift unlocks the value of monetizing the social web $6 Million Venture Round to Accelerate the Mining of Metadata from Twitter and other Social Networks July 11, 2011 – DataSift, a Delaware corporation, today announced a $6 million round of VC funding co-led by IA Ventures and GRP Partners. DataSift is one of only two companies globally licensed by Twitter to re-syndicate its content. The $6 million investment will be used … (click here to…

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Since I started the company I had one goal in mind, to build technology that helped customers sift through the massive volume of content that the online world was generating. We have helped shape the social web with the collecting of social signals through our Retweet Button and built both consumer and business products based upon that data. Today we are previewing a new product which will shape the future of content curation. DataSift builds…

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