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What you should know about Twitter’s data sales

March 1, 2012 NJAPW

Twitter users are about to become major marketing fodder, as two research companies get set to release information to clients who will pay for the privilege of mining the data.

Boulder, Colorado-based Gnip Inc and DataSift Inc, based in the U.K. and San Francisco, are licensed by Twitter to analyze archived tweets and basic information about users, like geographic location. DataSift announced this week that it will release Twitter data in packages that will encompass the last two years of activity for its customers to mine, while Gnip can go back only 30 days.

 

See Full Story at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/01/us-twitter-data-idUSTRE8201IU20120301