DataSift Now Gulps Two Years From The Twitter Firehose

DataSift’s new Historics service promises to mine the Twitter archives going back two years for insights that could guide business decisions on future strategies. With an estimated 250 million tweets posted daily, Twitter is a huge trove of data about things as mundane as celebrity wardrobe malfunctions or as weighty as rebellions in the Middle East. What some have called the “Twitter firehose” can be an invaluable information source, provided the right data can be found and filtered. That’s what DataSift brings to the table..

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