[ddj] Twitter/Social Media search API/ Topsy API

Tarek Amr tarekamr at gmail.com
Tue Oct 15 13:06:48 UTC 2013

What do you use Topsy for that can't be done by twitter API?

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 4:14 AM, Keiko Tanaka <keikotweetie at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear ddj experts,
> I need your advice on twitter search APIs.
> With two engineers, we developed trend visualization trendipity.net <http://trendipity.net> as
> a student project to analyze Japanese twitterverse/social media by
> visualization using d3 word-cloud. We use otter API (now Topsy API) for
> query/aggregation and Yahoo!Japan's phrase extraction API to deal with
> non-European scripts which requires words separation.
> Since Topsy API is commercial, we have to either monetize the service to
> pay for the cost of API, or come up with other API that aggregate twitter
> text/link information. Is there a good twitter search or Topsy API
> alternatives?
> The feature of trendipity.net also includes something like twXploer<http://twxplorer.knightlab.com/about/>by the knight lab, where words associated with the query are ranked.
> Apparently, there's no social word cloud/ visualization service in
> Japanese that enable what we realized at trendipity.net and I really need
> this for news aggregation and analytics. I'd appreciate if you can help me
> find a way to continue to aggregate/curate social media context by
> suggesting alternative API or any other ways!
> Thanks in advance!
> --
> Keiko Tanaka
> keikotweetie at gmail.com
> Twitter/skype: @witchbabe23
> trend+serendipity= trendipity.net
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Best Regards
Tarek Amr

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