Companies have leveraged Twitter’s open API to analyze and report on conversations and sentiment across the network since its inception. These products have been indispensable in helping brands, marketers and businesses engage with their customers on Twitter. This is an area we want to support more fully, and today we are excited to announce a partnership with Gnip to develop and market data products specifically for these analysis and non-display companies. Gnip will sublicense access to our public Tweets to developers interested in analyzing large amounts of Twitter data.
Over the past year we have spoken with many companies and entrepreneurs throughout the ecosystem who need easier access to more data. In particular, companies building analysis and non-display products have asked us for greater volume and coverage. Our partnership with Gnip is built to address this need. Gnip will focus exclusively on creating products to meet the existing and emerging demands of companies creating non-display products. Check out Gnip’s blog to learn more and to see details about their initial Twitter data products: http://blog.gnip.com/gnip-twitter-partnership/. Many of you may wonder what this means for elevated access and whitelisting requests. Our default levels like Spritzer, Follow and Track will not be changing, and will remain free and available directly from Twitter. Companies and developers are encouraged to begin development with these free APIs, available at http://dev.twitter.com/pages/streaming_api. This does affect companies wishing to create products which analyze Tweets and do not display Tweets to end-users. Moving forward, we will begin to encourage these companies needing elevated access for analysis and non-display products to work with Gnip to find the right data products for their commercial needs. We’re excited about this partnership, and the support it offers the data analysis and non-display market. You can learn more about the details and Gnip by visiting http://gnip.com/twitter. Please let me know if you have any questions about how this affects you and your products. To contact Gnip: web: http://gnip.com email: i...@gnip.com twitter: http://twitter.com/gnip Best, Ryan -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk