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Big Boulder Launches as First Conference Dedicated to Social Data

Brings Leaders From Twitter, Facebook, Disqus, Path, Klout and More to Boulder for Two Days of Thought Leadership to Discuss Trends, Insights, and Developments (March 28, 2012)

BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/12 -- Gnip, the largest provider of public social media data to the enterprise, announces Big Boulder, the world's first conference dedicated to social data. Taking place in Boulder, Colorado on June 21-22, this exclusive, invite-only conference features founders and executives from the top social media sites in the world including Ryan Sarver of Twitter, Sean Bruich of Facebook, Daniel Ha of Disqus, Dave Morin of Path and Joe Fernandez of Klout. The attendees at Big Boulder will be Gnip's customers, the leading organizations using social data to solve business challenges.

"We believe the thoughts, conversations and debates expressed in public social conversation have unlimited value and near limitless application," said Chris Moody, President and COO of Gnip. "Big Boulder will bring together the top publishers, industry leaders and consumers of publicly-available social data to discuss trends, best practices and how this data is changing industries of all kinds."

Social data is changing the way businesses, governments and other organizations operate. From helping companies develop better products to predicting the stock market to providing critical on-the-ground information during natural disasters, the uses of publicly-available social data are wide-ranging with new uses appearing constantly.

Sessions at Big Boulder will include fireside chats with top publishers and panels touching upon hot topics such as the use of social data in government and finance, geo-spatial applications of social data and social data analytics. The inaugural year of Big Boulder will pair these educational sessions with networking in Boulder, a city named one of the foodiest, healthiest, happiest and the best town for startups.

For more information on Big Boulder, please visit

About Gnip
Founded in 2008, Gnip developed the first enterprise-grade platform to reliably deliver the billions of public realtime social media activities that power our customers' businesses every day. Gnip provides access to public data from over 100 realtime social media data streams from dozens of social media sources, including Twitter, Facebook, Disqus, YouTube, WordPress and more. Today, we deliver our data, ready-to-use, in the protocol of each customer's choice. We apply data enrichments including URL expansion, language detection, Klout Scores and more to augment the raw data, making it even more valuable for our customers.

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