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 email@example.com.