Nick Halstead

DataSift launches with access to Twitter’s full ‘firehose’

After 24 months of development, Tweetmeme CEO Nick Halstead has today unveiled DataSift, a platform from which to manage and filter large amounts of unstructured social data.

The second company to spin out of Halstead’s MediaSift parent group (Tweetmeme being the first), the company describes itself as a scalable solution for managing large volumes of social information from a variety of sources – as well as a ‘sophisticated resyndicator’ of real-time Twitter.