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How To Update Filters On-The-Fly And Build Dynamic Social Solutions

It would be easy if the world around us was static, but in practice things are always changing. Nowhere is this truer than in the world of social networks; users are constantly following new friends and expressing new thoughts. The filter you wrote yesterday is probably already out-of-date!    On the DataSift platform you can update your filters on the fly via the API and avoid downtime for your application. This not only allows you to adapt to real-world changing scenarios,...

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Facebook Pages Managed Source Enhancements

Taking into account some great customer feedback, on May 1st, 2014 we released a number of minor changes to our Facebook Pages Managed Source.    Potential Breaking Changes Facebook Page Like and Comment Counts have been Deprecated The facebook_page.likes_count and facebook_page.comment_count fields have been deprecated from DataSift's output. We found this data became outdated quickly; a better practice for displaying counts of likes and comments in your application is...

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Platform Updates - Content Age Filtering, Larger Compressed Data Deliveries

This is a quick post to update you on some changes we've introduced recently to help you work with our platform and make your life a little easier.   Filtering On Content Age We aim to deliver you data as soon as we possibly can, but for some sources there can be a delay between publication to the web and our delivery which is out of our control.   In most cases this does not have an impact, but in some situations (perhaps you only want to display extremely fresh...

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Announcing Tencent Weibo - Broaden Your Coverage Of Chinese Conversation

In a previous post I discussed how we're broadening our reach to help you get the best out of East Asian sources such as using our Chinese tokenization engine.   To build on this momentum, I'm excited to be able to announce a new data source for Tencent Weibo, another huge Chinese network you'll be eager to get your hands on. Now you can build more comprehensive solutions for the Chinese market with ease.   Tencent Weibo - A Key Piece In Your Chinese Social...

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Chinese Tokenization - Generate Accurate Insight From Chinese Sources Including Sina Weibo

We all know that China is a vitally important market for any international brand. Until recently it has been difficult to access conversation from Chinese networks and tooling support for East Asian languages has been limited. This is why at DataSift we're proud to not only now offer access to Sina Weibo, but equally important we have greatly improved our handling of Chinese text to allow you to get the most from this market.   The Challenges Of East Asian Social Data Until...

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