Twitter announced on its official blog that it is granting a handful of new search startups partners full access to all its data feed of public tweets— a.k.a. the “Firehose”.
According to the blog post, the company is “happily turning the Firehose on for some new partners focused mainly on exploring the incredibly rich field of real-time search and discovery.”
Earlier the full spectrum of data available in the “Firehose” was previously only available to Yahoo, Google and Microsoft. With this announcement, Ellerdale, Collecta, Kosmix, Scoopler, twazzup, CrowdEye, and Chainn Search will all join on as partners with Twitter and have access to the entirety of Twitter’s data stream in real time.These companies range from funded startups to part-time, one-person operations so theye came up with a fair way to license access that scales with their business.
With access to the full Firehose of data, it is possible to move far beyond the Twitter experiences we know today.
Source : ReadWriteWeb