What Do You Call a Billion Tweets?


Money.

And a headache of privacy concerns.

Two startups are sifting your tweets for real time information . . . a finger on the pulse of the twitterverse. This data is being combined with data from other social media sites as well. But it’s not just the content of the tweets, but also the information buried within the tweets. (Check out the cool graphical representation of tweets. “Love” seems a pretty consistent subject. Talk about “lookin’ for love in all the wrong places”.

I have some free advice for these start-ups: Make friends with the EU regulators . . . now.

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