Connecting to Social Media Data

Published: 19 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 01 Dec 2016


How to connect to Hootsuite, Twitter, or other social media platforms.


  • Tableau Desktop
  • Social Media data


Option 1: Use DataSift

Our partner, DataSift, provides an easy interface for setting up data streams that collect various social media, such as tweets from Twitter. For more information, see Facebook, Twitter and Social Media Analytics.

Option 2: Use an API provided by the social media company

Social media companies often provide APIs that allow you to pull data out of the relevant social media platform and into a supported data source.
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