Connecting to Social Media Data

Published: 19 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 30 Mar 2018


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 Connecting to Social Media Data

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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