Ed, many developers don't want or can't afford the full Firehose. The
market for Gnip is very large based on the demand that we were unable
to serve.

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 2:04 PM, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky
<zn...@borasky-research.net> wrote:
> I quite frankly don't see *any* economic value in a downsampled Firehose.
> Why should *anyone* pay Gnip for 10% or 50% of the Firehose when they can
> negotiated *directly* with Twitter for the whole Firehose?
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> "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos
>
>
> Quoting Dewald Pretorius <dpr...@gmail.com>:
>
>> The minimum Gnip charge is $500 per month, with a minimum of a year
>> contract, if you want to use Gnip in a production application.
>>
>> And that's before the -- still unknown -- additional access charges
>> for the Twitter feeds.
>>
>> You can't use Gnip in a production application if you are not an
>> incorporated business, so that excludes access for many developers,
>> even if they can afford the charges.
>>
>> Maybe there's a secondary market here, for an incorporated business to
>> provide access for one-man developers to Gnip data for a fee. Meaning,
>> Reseller Inc subscribes to Gnip and gets the data feeds, and resells
>> them to one-man developers. I haven't checked Gnip's TOS to see if
>> that's expressly prohibited.
>>
>> On Nov 17, 2:51 pm, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zn...@borasky-
>> research.net> wrote:
>>>
>>> Ryan, what about User Streams? I'm building something around User
>>> Streams but it is a "non-display" analytics application. Am I at risk
>>> for Twitter inserting another business into *my* data stream as well?
>>> And I'm curious how some of the other Streaming consumers are going to
>>> react to insertion of a monopoly middleman into their data source. I
>>> briefly dealt with Gnip a while back and found their API hard to use
>>> and their pricing exorbitant.
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>>>
>>> "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul
>>> Erdos
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