Gnip vs Data Sift – which is better in pricing?
You just punched the wrong button…. There are a number of issues here. First of all, Gnip has been acquired by Twitter. I have more experience with Texifter Sifter than with DataSift. I am seriously unhappy with the pricing structure presented to me by Sifter on behalf of DataSift. The reality is that they are charging an arm and a leg, for your tweets and my tweets given freely in good faith, in fact more than the price for gold. Sifter has told me that their hands are tied by their supplier, DataSift. In any case, the bottom line is you must pay $20 per day in addition to whatever quantity is retrieved; so, even when your query is relatively constrained, if you go back say 100 days then instantly add $2,000 to the bill. I say balderdash! (And, that’s when I’m in a good mood.)