Gnip's Highlight Reel for 2012

Happy Holidays From Gnip

As Gnip reflects upon 2012, it’s exciting to see what we’ve accomplished with the help of our many amazing partners and customers. It was an important year for us and the social data ecosystem at large. This year we have been in awe about how people are using social data in numerous fields and applications, and we know that social data is at the tip of the iceberg. While we’re proud of what 2012 meant for Gnip, we’re even more thrilled to think about what is ahead for both Gnip and social data in 2013.

Here were our company’s highlights in 2012!

January
Gnip launches WordPress.com, WordPress.org and Intense Debate Firehoses. Partners with Automattic to make the full firehoses of social data from WordPress and Intense Debate available for the first time ever.

February
Gnip offers enhanced filtering for PowerTrack for Twitter.

Gnip launches 30-Day Replay for Twitter – Gnip launches the first historical Twitter product making the past 30 days of Twitter social data available for the first time ever.

Gnip makes the Disqus firehose available for the first time, making rich comment data available from the largest commenting platform.

March
Gnip creates new Twitter filtering operators to receive only Retweets or to receive only a sampling of Tweets matching a rule set.

April
Gnip launches the full firehose from Tumblr, one of the fastest growing social networks in the world.

May
Gnip offers the ability to filter Twitter by bios making it even easier for companies to find the data from a targeted audience.

June
Big data? Gnip’s got it. We start delivering 100 billion social data activities each month to our clients.

Gnip hosts Big Boulder, the world’s first conference on social data. Two days of 16 sessions with 32 speakers coming together to talk about the social data ecosystem.

In one of the most vibrant tech communities in the US, Gnip is named a Colorado Company to Watch.

July
Gnip launches data stories, our interviews with the people changing the world through social data.

We moved into a new office, doubling our office space to accomodate our growing staff.

August
Gnip has seen incredible growth from the financial markets incorporating social data into their prediction models. Gnip’s Seth McGuire visits SquawkBox to talk social data and the stock market.

Twitter announces it’s official Twitter Certified Products and names Gnip a Certified Data Reseller.

Continuing to make it easier to ensure you only get the Twitter data you want to receive, Gnip offers new Twitter Filtering Options offering new geo operators and user operators.

Gnip states what we believe – “We believe social data has unlimited value and near limitless application. We begin almost every conversation with potential customers and partners with this simple statement because it best exemplifies why we exist as a company. More importantly, this refrain helps keep us focused on our ultimate goal: to be the source of record for all public social conversation.”

September
Gnip launches Historical PowerTrack for Twitter making the full Twitter archive available for the first time in history. We believe this is the largest record of human behavior in history, and we think the possibilities are endless.

October
Being in the business more than four years and delivering 100 billion social data activities a month, we have some tricks up our sleeves. We created Gnip’s Engineering blog to share some of the lessons we’re learning.

Gnip makes monitoring YouTube comments even easier by launching a YouTube Comments API.

Gnip customer Union Metrics becomes the first recognized analytics provider by Tumblr.

November
Gnip announces a partnership with Hottolink, Japan’s largest social media monitoring firm.

Tumblr is the 10th largest site in the world, and continues to see demand for Tumblr social data. To accommodate this, Gnip creates PowerTrack for Tumblr making it even easier to hone in on the content they want.

Gnip is named a best place to work by the Denver Business Journal and (we’re hiring).

December
Gnip launches Plugged In To Gnip, our partner program to recognize our partners providing comprehensive, reliable and sustainable social data. You can read what our partners are saying about their partnerships with Gnip.