The leaders in social data: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Automattic, Disqus and many more are descending on Boulder again this summer to talk about the future of their platforms. Last year was a huge success and the expectations this year are even higher. We have a line-up that will deliver!
We’ll go deep into Asia and Latin America with speakers from China, Brazil and Japan, including the CEO of LINE, one of the fastest growing social networks on the planet. We’ll hear about non-traditional applications of Social Data with discussions on Finance, Government, Academic Research and Data Science. And to help us make sense of it all, we’ll have industry analysts discussing their views of the future. See the agenda and speakers pages for all the details.
In addition to all the great topics covered in the sessions, we’ve left plenty of time for networking with others in Social Data, including sunset cocktails with views of the Flatirons, a bicycle pub crawl, and since this is Boulder after all, morning yoga and hiking.
Big Boulder is an invite-only event for the leaders in the social data ecosystem. Space is filling up quickly so if you’re still thinking about it, sign up now before we hit capacity. Interested in coming but haven’t been invited? First check out our blog post about social data vs. social media. If you’re all about social data, email email@example.com for information.
With more than 10% of the Twitter firehose in Japanese, the Japanese market for social data is a huge opportunity. This is why Gnip is excited to announce that we’re partnering with Hottolink as part of a strategic alliance to better serve Twitter data in Japan.
Through the alliance, Hottolink will have access to Gnip’s suite of products that serve data from Twitter’s full firehose. This data will power Hottolink’s social media listening platform with ongoing and historical access to Tweets in Japanese and every other language. By partnering with Hottolink, Gnip will have access to Hottolink’s technology and expertise, enabling Gnip to better meet the needs of the Japanese market.
Japan is the third-largest Tweeting population in the world with more than 30 million accounts and has some of the most active users in the world. In fact, the world record for tweets-per-second was set in December 2011 during the television broadcast of the Japanese anime movie “Castle in the Sky,” with 25,088 tweets.
In Japan, they call a Tweet a “mumble” but the signal from Japanese language Tweets is loud and clear. If you’re interested in learning more, please check out the press release (also in Japanese!) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wow, what a game! If you missed the instant classic that was the Broncos/Steelers overtime game tonight, check out the recap.
When Tim Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime, we saw a noticeable spike in the overall volume of social media messages flowing through the Gnip platform.
Steve Jobs was an innovator, entrepreneur and visionary leader who had an enormous impact on every one of us. He brought warmth and humanity to the world of technology and in the process changed the entire the way we as humans interact with each other. The path he blazed was quickly followed by others and even if you don’t own an Apple product, the computer/tablet/phone you are using is better because of him.
The impact he had on us made his death that much more profound and the reaction on Twitter was immediate and immense. Word spread rapidly, peaking at 50,000 Tweets per minute within 30 minutes. At that point, Tweets about Jobs accounted for almost 25% of all Tweets being sent globally.
Looking at the content of those Tweets, you see expressions of sadness and loss, thanks for everything he did, and a celebration of his genius and talent. All sentiments we felt here at Gnip.
Thank you for everything Steve. The world is a poorer place without you. Rest in peace.
There’s always a lot going on here at Gnip, but this week is especially packed with the team looking to make a big splash at Salesforce.com’s annual Dreamforce event. Salesforce is obviously a huge player in the software space and the theme of this year’s Dreamforce is “Welcome to the Social Enterprise” which fits really nicely with what we do.
At the conference, we’ll be speaking at two sessions and sponsoring the Hack-a-thon. In the first presentation, Drinking from the Firehose: How Social Data is Changing Business Practices, Jud (@jvaleski) and Chris (@chrismoodycom) will discuss the ways that social data is being used to drive innovation across a variety of industries from Financial Services and Emergency Response to Local Business and Consumer Electronics. They’ll also give a glimpse into the technical challenges involved in handling the ever-increasing volume of data that’s flowing out of Twitter every day. If you’re at Dreamforce, this session is on Tuesday (8/30) from 11am to noon in the DevZone Theater on the 2nd floor of Moscone West.
In the second presentation, Your Guide to Understanding the Twitter API, Rob (@robjohnson) will talk through the best ways to get access to the Twitter data that you’re looking for, examining the pros and cons of the various methods. You can check out Rob’s session on Tuesday (8/30) from 3:00 to 3:30 in the Lightning Forum in the DevZone on the 2nd floor of Moscone West.
And finally, we’re sponsoring the Hack-a-thon where teams of developers will create cloud apps for the social enterprise using Twitter feeds from Gnip and at least one of the Salesforce platforms (Force.com, Heroku, Database.com). The winning team stands to take home at least $10,000 in prize money. We’re really excited to see the creative solutions that the teams develop! All submissions are due no later than 6am on Thursday (9/1), so sign up now and get going!
Want to meet up in person at Dreamforce? Give any of us a shout @jvaleski, @chrismoodycom, @robjohnson, @funkefred.