Ryan: Shannon raises a lot of great points, but I'd like to hear more about the issue of reselling data derived from a purchased stream. Right now the TOS says that you can't resell data from the API. I've been telling clients that eventually Twitter will decide to make money from the API, and when that happens there would have to be a way to resell what has been paid for. Now that you are selling access to the API, which I strongly agree with, will you allow a free market to evolve around that by making it possible for Twitter data retailers to grow businesses, as well as wholesalers like Gnip? Please, say yes. I'm hoping an Apple-style, control the distribution channel completely mindset doesn't develop at Twitter. I'm hoping Twitter wants to help the developer ecosystem turn into a true third party market. Letting developers sell data or help clients sell data is essential for that.
On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 1:27 PM, Shannon Clark <shannon.cl...@gmail.com> wrote: > Looking at Gnip's website they have the "contact us for pricing" links - > will Twitter & Gnip be making the pricing for the various levels public? > > Will companies that license the data be allowed to, in turn, sell services > on top of that data - i.e. will this spark a new generation of products such > as Scout Labs (now Lithium) or other analytics tools which are built by > companies who have negotiated for full or partial firehose access but which > are then used by clients of those companies each of whom will configure > different queries and searches to monitor? > > And on a more technical level will Gnip and Twitter work together to make > the transition for developers who might start building/testing a tool using > Twitter's free API's but then later migrate to Gnip's commercial feeds as > seemless as possible? Will the API calls etc be similar (or identical but > with different URL's?) > > And a further query - you emphasize that this is for "non-display" services > - does that mean, for example, that an analytics tool built using the new > Mentions feed from Gnip cannot display the underlying Tweets that are > returned by that feed? This would seem to severely limit the value and > utility of such analytics to many businesses (who might want to reply to > many of those messages, might want to follow people on Twitter discussing > their company/brand/industry/competitors, and in almost all cases will want > to view the full Tweet w/rich metadata not just a summarization of #s of > tweets etc.) > > And/or would a business focused Twitter client - CoTweet, Hootsuite, > Tweetdeck etc be able to offer (perhaps as part of a professional version) > such enhanced Mentions feeds and display them within that application? > > thanks, > > Shannon > > (I'm not an active developer at the moment but I am consulting some business > clients on a range of social media tools and as analytics and the > appropriate use of them is a core part of my recommendations I'm following > these developments closely and look forward to I hope new competitors in the > analytics space soon) > > --------------------- > Real Things - http://realthings.posterous.com/ > Slow Brand - http://slowbrand.com > Searching for the Moon - http://shannonclark.wordpress.com > --------------------- > cell: 1.510.333.0295 Twitter - rycaut > > > > On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 10:09 AM, Ryan Sarver <rsar...@twitter.com> wrote: >> >> Dewald, >> >> The basic levels of all of the streaming APIs -- Spritzer, Follow, >> Track -- will remain open, free and direct from us. Elevated levels >> for non-display use will be served through Gnip. >> >> Hope that answers the question. >> >> Best, Ryan >> >> On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com> >> wrote: >> > Ryan, >> > >> > The Gnip blog post states: >> > >> > [QUOTE]Twitter Decahose. This volume-based product is comprised of 10% >> > of the full firehose. Starting today, developers who want to access >> > this sample rate will access it via Gnip instead of Twitter. Twitter >> > will also begin to transition non-display developers with existing >> > Twitter Gardenhose access over to Gnip.[/QUOTE] >> > >> > How does this affect the basic statuses/sample method of the Streaming >> > API? Are you discontinuing it? If so, when? >> > >> > -- >> > 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 >> > >> >> -- >> 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 > > -- > 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 > -- Adam Green Twitter API Consultant and Trainer http://140dev.com @140dev -- 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