Gnip data collector, providers purchased by Twitter

It is going to be very interesting to see how Twitter will take their and other data to market more aggressively since they acquired Gnip. The social data collectors and providers Gnip joined Twitter four years ago and now Twitter has decided to acquire them.

Gnip were allowed to sell access to real-time firehose of activity on Twitter as well as the complete historical records of public tweets, Gnip said in their blog post, “We have delivered more than 2.3 trillion Tweets to customers in 42 countries.”

In simple terms Gnip collects and then analyzes public social data and then sells related services to business clients, this is going to be very interesting indeed seeing as Gnip collects data content shared by Facebook and Google Plus users – Twitter being the new owners how will this affect Facebook and Google Plus data collecting?

Gnip has deals with Disqus, Twitter, and Tumblr and as said above collects social data from Facebook and Google Plus services, Twitter vice president Jana Messerschmidt said it its own blog post. “Together we plan to offer more sophisticated data sets and better data enrichments, so that even more developers and businesses big and small around the world can drive innovation using the unique content that is shared on Twitter.”

More will be revealed about Twitter acquiring Gnip in the coming months, no purchase price was mentioned and what Twitter has planned with its acquisition of Gnip has not been disclosed.

Where do you think Twitter will go with Gnip?

Gnip data collector, providers purchased by Twitter