Connecting to Social Media Data

Published: 19 Aug 2014
Last Modified Date: 08 Jan 2019


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 DataSift.

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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