STREAM for Social Data

Explore billions of conversations with a single API.


Uncover unique audience insights from social data

Social data encompasses many things: the voice of your customers, the activities of your competitors, and the preferences of the marketplace. Discover audience insights from across multiple social networks to inform your product and marketing strategies.

Unified data format
Unified data format

Analyze across the world’s social networks, news and other data sources with a single API.

Historic and real-time access
Historic and real-time access

Access licensed and compliant historic and real-time data streams with our direct partnerships with data providers.

Smarter data
Smarter data

Focus on building valuable insights and leave data processing to us with our advanced data enrichment, filtering language and classification engine.


The world’s largest selection of social data sources

The power of the DataSift platform is its ability to deliver across a wide variety of Human Data sources. Below is a list of all the available sources for real-time and historic data access with a single API.



As the world’s most popular link-sharing platform, Bitly is used to share millions of new links every day, providing unparalleled insight into what the social world is paying attention to.

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The Blog data source combines material from a wide variety of sites, ranging from well-known hosts such as Blogger with very large numbers of active users to small, single-user sites that run as blogs or incorporate a blog.

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A data source that provides content from a variety of message boards around the world. We collect posts from the lower-volume message boards and bundle them up into a single feed to provide a broader coverage.

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DailyMotion is a major video-sharing site, attracting millions of unique monthly visitors and over a billion views worldwide. There are more than 30 localized versions.

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Disqus is a free commenting service that enables great online communities. As the web’s most popular discussion system, Disqus is used by millions of websites that cover pretty much any topic imaginable, including many of the web’s best-known news and blog sites.

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Facebook helps its members connect and share with the people in their lives. It allows users to like, share, and comment on pictures, videos, websites, articles, and more. Facebook currently has over a billion monthly active users and hundreds of millions of daily active users.

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An online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, apply digital filters to them, and share them on a variety of social networking services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.

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The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has a wealth of detail about movies, TV, and news. With a huge collection of user reviews, this is a primary source for movie related opinions.

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Intense Debate

IntenseDebate is a robust commenting platform which powers discussions on Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr and other content management platforms. IntenseDebate powers millions of comments per day and is used by thousands of bloggers around the world.

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The single, most powerful, global news and business information service. LexisNexis provides the breadth and depth of information to put your social insight in context.

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NewsCred licenses, curates and syndicates full text news articles, images and videos from thousands of the world's highest-quality publishers, including leading financial and entertainment publications in a fully license-compliant way.

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A social news sharing site where users submit posts in the form of either a link or a text "self" post. Other users then vote the submission "up" or "down," which determines the rank of each post and prioritises its position accordingly.

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Topix is the leading news community on the Web, connecting millions of people to the information and discussions that matter to them in every US town and city.

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As one of the world’s fastest growing social network, Tumblr is a platform for people to share content they love. By providing a simple-to-use blog to share content, Tumblr has grown to a massive global audience.

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There are many video hosting sites beside YouTube and, collectively, they hold a massive corpus of content. The Videos data source collects content from many of the lesser-known video hosting sites. You can use this data source in conjunction with the YouTube and DailyMotion sources for maximum coverage.

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This data feed monitors editorial changes at Wikipedia such as the creation of new pages and updates to existing ones. Major news events tend to increase attention and content changes to related Wikipedia pages, and we allow you to include topical and significant Wikipedia content into your streams.

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WordPress is widely considered the world’s most popular content management system. Considering the breadth of consumer and B2B blogs and sites built on WordPress, it’s a key data source when measuring and understanding the web presence of your brand or industry.

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Yammer is a Private Social Network used by over 200,000 companies. Yammer brings together people, conversations, content, and business data in a single location. Employees can easily collaborate with team members and make an impact at work.

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YouTube is the world's most popular video hosting site. This data source offers new YouTube content, including the title, duration, the username of the author, and a link to the video itself, plus comments on existing videos.

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How can I use STREAM for Social Data?

STREAM for Social Data use cases are essentially limitless, ranging from brand management to operational improvements.

Share of voice

Analyze what customers are thinking and saying in real-time about your company, competitors and industry.

Audience research

Measure satisfaction, track churn risks, fix service problems and make things right with unhappy customers.

Market research

Target with compelling, personalized content with insights into audience demographics and other behavioral traits.

Campaign effectiveness

Uncover what consumers are raving about, ranting about and wishing and inform ideas.


STREAM for Social Data offers an array of features to help you achieve actionable insight beyond simple data aggregation.


niversal schema for data from different unstructured human data sources, allowing developers to search across different sources with a single body of code.


40+ additional fields of metadata real-time enrichment from sentiment analysis to language and gender detection.


Precision filtering language to filter against data and metadata to extract high quality insight from vast volumes of Human Data.


Advanced classification engine to deliver tagged and structured data for use based on industry insight or end client requirements.


Robust and secure data connectors to a variety of data destinations from ad hoc streams for analysis to building powerful apps using our PUSH API.


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