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    Disqus is the largest third-party commenting system on the web. Gnip provides unrivaled coverage of blog conversations with exclusive access to realtime volume and coverage Disqus data streams.

    Comments and votes are a rich source of data that provides deep insight into almost every topic imaginable. Via the Firehose, available exclusively from Gnip, you will gain access to a realtime stream of comments and up and down votes from millions of blogs that range from niche sites to mainstream media. With PowerTrack, your stream will deliver full coverage of the comments you want, based on the filtering criteria you provide.

    Types of Access

    Realtime Access: Gnip provides realtime access to Disqus data via the following products:
    - PowerTrack - Filtered firehose access via Gnip’s PowerTrack filtering language
    - Firehose - Unfiltered delivery of the entire Disqus firehose

    Types of Activities

    Gnip products deliver the following types of activities from Disqus’s firehose. Each column in the table below indicates the type of data to expect in the key portions of the Activity Streams data format.

    Type of Activity verb object actor target
    Posted Comment

    Occurs when a user creates a new comment
    "post" The comment being created The user posting the comment The comment thread the comment is posted on
    Updated Comment

    Occurs when a user updates a previously-created comment
    "update" The comment being updated The user updating the comment The comment thread the comment is posted on
    Deleted Comment

    Occurs when a user deletes a previously-created comment
    "delete" The comment being deleted The user deleting the comment The comment thread where the comment was posted
    Comment Vote Up

    Occurs when a user votes-up or "likes" a previously-created comment
    "vote-up" The comment being voted up, or "liked". For comment votes, the "objectType" field will be "comment". The user voting The comment thread where the comment is posted
    Comment Vote Down

    Occurs when a user votes down a previously-created comment
    "vote-down" The comment being voted down. For comment votes, the "objectType" field will be "comment". The user voting The comment thread where the comment is posted
    Thread Vote Up

    Occurs when a user votes-up or "likes" an entire comment thread.
    "vote-up" The article/thread being voted up. This will have "objectType":"article". The user voting N/A
    Thread Vote Down

    Occurs when a user votes-down an entire comment thread.
    "vote-down" The article/thread being voted up. This will have "objectType":"article". The user voting N/A