Weibo Arrives @DiscoverText

After months of user anticipation, the Weibo API is now integrated into DiscoverText, our “do-it-yourself” text analytic solution for deriving insight from unstructured text.

With over 300 million users, Weibo is the largest micro-blogging website in China. Its integration into DiscoverText will empower social media analysts in the United States, China, and around the world. Fused with DiscoverText’s range of functions (incuding advanced metadata filtering, near-duplicate text detection, auto-translation, and machine classification) the Weibo integration opens the door to exciting new multi-lingual research possibilities. If you’re interested in test driving the Weibo API, email me at and Texifter personnel can help get you started.

About Josh Sowalsky

Josh Sowalsky is the Director of User Support at Texifter, where he has worked since September 2010. He holds two degrees in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies from UMASS Amherst, where he minored in History, Arabic, and International Relations. While at UMASS Josh designed and taught an advanced course that examined the intersection of technological development and national identity formation. Serving also as a research assistant in the UMASS Political Science department, he researched and published articles on electoral politics and political dissent in Jordan. Josh has conducted and presented multilingual field research on civil society development, democratization, and national identity formation throughout the Middle East - namely in Israel, Lebanon, and Syria. His honors thesis was entitled, "The Role of Women's Rights NGOs in Syrian Democratization." When not managing projects in QDAP or harvesting Arabic protest tweets in DiscoverText, Josh can be found strumming a ukulele, exploring Netflix, or swinging aimlessly at tennis balls.
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