Gnip’s 2013 Highlight Reel

Gnip 2013 Holiday Card

At the end of last year, we reflected upon the year’s happenings, and wanted to do a similar recap of Gnip’s 2013.

Three years ago, Gnip partnered with Twitter to license their data. Since then, social data has continued on its incredible ride. This year marked both Twitter’s successful IPO and Tumblr’s acquisition by Yahoo. This past year has been a great year for social data and Gnip, but we’re even more excited for what’s ahead in 2014!

January

Gnip interviews Harper Reed, the former CTO of Obama for America.

February

Time Magazine writes about Gnip’s work with The Library of Congress to make all public Tweets part of their archive.

March

Gnip takes Big Boulder to Austin with Big Boulder Bourbon & Boots and Derek Gottfrid from Tumblr speaks.

April

Gnip launches 6 new data collectors — Instagram, Reddit, bitly, Stack Overflow, Panaramio, and Plurk.

Gnip launches a new firehose, Estimize, a crowdsourced earnings estimates platform.

May

Gnip becomes the first and exclusive provider of anonymized Foursquare data.

June

Gnip holds the second annual Big Boulder, the world’s first conference dedicated to social data. More than 200 people attended the 16 sessions with speakers from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and more. The Big Boulder Initiative launches as a collaborative industry group to discuss the challenges and obstacles facing social data.

Chris Moody Becomes CEO of Gnip

Gnip and MapBox collaborate to create three Twitter visualizations showing where locals vs tourists hangout, languages on Twitter and mobile device usage.

July

Gnip becomes the provider of GetGlue social data

August

Gnip is named a top 10 Place to work in the country by Outside Magazine

Gnip becomes exclusive provider of Klout Topics

Gnip launches its Profile Geo Enrichment, which significantly increases the amount of geo data available from Twitter.

September

Gnip Introduces Backfill, which simplifies and automates the process of collecting data that would otherwise be missed during brief disconnects.

Gnip launches the Search API for Twitter making it easy for Gnip customers to incorporate search into their products.

October

Gnip names Hottolink exclusive sales agent in Japan

Gnip works alongside Automattic to launch Automattic’s Certified Partner Program. Networked Insights and mBlast are the first companies to be certified.

November

Gnip interviews more than 25 people for its Data Stories project showing how people use social data in epidemiology, natural disasters, politics, product development and much more.

Gnip launches Gnip for Blogs, the only way to get Tumblr, WordPress and Disqus data in one easy-to-consume package.

December

Gnip’s partner program, Plugged In, turned one. In the first year, Plugged In added 23 companies, featured partners in 9 Gnip blog posts, wrote 4 partner whitepapers (FirstRain, mBLAST, TrendyBuzz, Clarabridge), held 3 partner webinars (SMA, Infomart/Infochimps, mBLAST), produced 2 partner videos (Union Metrics, Pivotal), and co-presented at 2 conferences! Phew.

The Big Boulder Initiative takes a big step forward with workshops in four different cities to discuss the future of social data.

And yesterday, Gnip published its 100th blog post for the year.