Twitter · Data

Recommendations on Twitter data providers

Mariam Cook Founder at PositionDial, Digital Consultant

August 21st, 2014

We are looking for a data partner / provider to deliver data from a specific query of historical tweets. We are a bootstrapping startup and this is a pilot project so our budget is limited...! So we are looking for the best deal possible but hopefully to start building a relationship where we will keep working with this vendor to get Twitter data in future. Any contacts / experiences / information on price points much appreciated. We have so far spoken to Tweetreach and Datasift.

Tom Maiaroto Full Stack Consultant

August 21st, 2014

Keep your eye out for ... and you won't need to pay a data provider. You could get the data yourself. Those services are expensive. Also look at Gnip if you are looking at services.

Louis Monoyudis Chief Operating Officer at Outer Places

August 21st, 2014

We experimented on a Twitter data project with a very strong data-focused development agency in NYC. Happy to provide an introduction if you are interested.

Mariam Cook Founder at PositionDial, Digital Consultant

August 24th, 2014

Hi Tom and Louis, thanks v much for your responses. 

Tom, we are using our own tools to pull from Twitter, it's historical data we are not able to get from the APIs (or services like socialharvest) - but thanks for the tip we will definitely keep an eye on Social Harvest and ways we might be able to use for other problems.

We now have prices back from GNIP, Datasift and others. They start around the $500+ mark / and want $5,000+ for the query we are after - plus most ask a yearly commitment. 

Louis, I will be in touch about the NYC agency, would be interesting to get their perspective..