Big news for data fans and Big Data tenders is about Twitter’s tweet share data factory in the stoty, “How To Kill Your Ecosystem. Twitter Pulls An Evil Move With Its Firehose.”
Forbes reports, “Twitter is cutting off access to its “firehose”, the stream of Tweets and related information that have been utilized by third party vendors for years.
Twitter has sold tweet data to these third parties for a number of years. In turn, these partners analyze the data and on-sell insights to interested parties: marketing, and advertising agencies for example. There was a degree of unease last year when Twitter acquired Gnip, one of the vendors that used the data from the Twitter firehose. While Twitter indicated at the time that it would play on a level playing field with the other data partners, since that time Twitter’s strategy has changed, and the company is shutting off the data feed.”
Their inhouse process may keep data close to the vest but potentially could loose other observations.
I know I will stay tune to the impact on the shutting of this data Avenue for intelligence.