Just as Twitter reports $645m loss for 2013 they also announce they are granting access to historical tweet data for research purposes.

So while the knee-jerk response be that Twitter is in trouble and not proving commercially positive, we are remind of the huge wealth of collated data Twitter has in it’s back pocket. As we all know the key feature for 2014 and beyond for web marketeers is all about data, useful data, not just data. I can’t imagine many online resources with the mountain range of really useful data as Twitter.