Researchers using Twitter’s formerly free Decahose data service will soon be required to pay a fee of $42,000 per month to continue using the service and retain their data.Decahose, a streaming service that gives scientists unfettered access to around 10% of all tweets in real-time, has been a mainstay for academic research on myriad topics, including emergency response, law enforcement-related activities, political misinformation, and extremism.Earlier this year, due to Elon Musk’s purchase of the company, Twitter announced it would begin charging for access to its numerous APIs with fees ranging from $100 to $42,000 per month.
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Stay tuned to @TwitterDev to learn more.Academics and universities using the Decahose service would be required to pay the “enterprise” fee of $42,000 per month under the new rules and the amount of data available would reportedly drop from 10% of the total live tweets to 0.3%.
According to a report from British publication i news, researchers were recently sent an email explaining that they could either start paying for their access or delete any data they’ve obtained: The timing of this change is noteworthy, as it comes mere days after Musk joined Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in announcing the latter’s bid for the White House in the 2024 U.S.Read more on cointelegraph.com