Preview a Live Stream

Previewing Streams

To use Live Preview:

  1. Click Filters.

  2. Select a Filter by clicking on the name of the filter.

  3. A summary of the configured filter is shown along with the cost (in Data Processing Units) and options to run the stream or edit it again. Click Live Preview.

  4. In the summary of sources, Twitter is listed as an Active data source.

  5. Click the Play button at the bottom of the screen to start the live preview.

  6. Wait for a few interactions to appear…

  7. Then click the pause button.

Analyzing Interactions

Each interaction is displayed along with Augmentations. DataSift enhances the information in the interaction with meta-data in the form of augmentations.

In this example, the icons under the text show the tweet is positive as it includes the smiley icon.

To display an interaction in more detail:

  1. Move the mouse pointer over a Tweet and a debug symbol is displayed.

  2. Click on the interaction to reveal more information.

  3. Use the debug window to view the Tweet data and all the extra augmented data provided by the DataSift platform.