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    IntenseDebate is a third-party platform that allows blogs and websites to have comments. Looking for a way to understand which topics are more popular than others? Look no further. Streaming comment and “Like” data from IntenseDebate gives you an easy measurement of intensity of opinion. With over 20,000 sites actively using IntenseDebate, this data can help you identify and respond to hot spots in blog conversations.

    Gnip gives you exclusive access to a realtime stream of all public comment and “Like” data from IntenseDebate via either an unfiltered Firehose, or a filtered PowerTrack stream. IntenseDebate via PowerTrack is delivered in a combined data stream with Wordpress data.

    Types of Access

    Realtime Access: Gnip provides realtime access to IntenseDebate data via the following products:
    - PowerTrack - Filtered access to the combined IntenseDebate and Wordpress firehoses via Gnip’s PowerTrack filtering language
    - Firehose - Unfiltered delivery of the IntenseDebate firehose

    Types of Activities

    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
    Comment Vote-up (like)

    Occurs when a user votes-up or likes a comment.
    "vote-up" The comment being voted up. The user who is voting. The article / comment thread of the comment being voted upon.
    Comment Vote-down

    Occurs when a user votes-down a comment.
    "vote-down" The comment being voted down. The user who is voting. The article / comment thread of the comment being voted upon.