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. 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) then you are permitted to "save as CSV" up to 50,000 tweets 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: Any Sifter purchase over $50 includes 14 days of Enterprise DiscoverText access. This enables up to three users to collaborate on the dataset. If you spend more than $500, we will provide the software free for 30 days for up to five users. All purchases over $1500 come with 60 days of gratis access to the full suite of DiscoverText for up to 10 users.
On the Dataset Details page there is a box of Dataset Options. The export link is there.
We also offer a bulk Twitter Tweet ID export for academic replication purposes.