How do I download the data I just purchased via Sifter? I've logged on and it says it's completed now, but I can't see any way of accessing it?
Technically, when you pay Texifter a fee for using data generated via Sifter, we license the specific data from Twitter. You are not "purchasing" data from Twitter or Texifter. You are accessing it through a collaborative, text analytics platform, DiscoverText, under a use case approved by Twitter.
PLEASE NOTE: Twitter retains ownership and Texifter is a compliant licensee. Many users routinely ask us to defy the rules; we do not.
Once you have processed raw data archives into a dataset using a DiscoverText analytics tool (for example search, filtering, clustering, coding, or classification), or by converting an archive of up to 50,000 Tweets into a dataset, then you are permitted to "save as CSV" once per day. We have engineered a counter that will allow you to export up to 50,000, then it resets when a new day starts. We also break large collections into 50,000-item archives to make the exports easier. Please see this FAQ if you have large quantities of Twitter data.
Please note: Our Sifter pricing model is simple:
- Three free estimates per day.
- $25 per day of data retrieval.
- $7.50 per 10,000 tweets.
- Any Sifter purchase includes 14 days of Enterprise DiscoverText access. This enables up to three users to collaborate on the dataset.
- Realtime Gnip Twitter collection via DiscoverText avoids the $25/historical day charge on Sifter.
- Please see http://sifter.texifter.com/Home/Pricing for more information.
On the Dataset Details page there is a box of Dataset Options. The Export Dataset link is in the set of Dataset Options.
We also offer a bulk Twitter Tweet ID export for academic replication purposes.