Topsy was highly acclaimed company in social media analytics arena. It was started in 2007 and it got acquired by Apple in 2013 for $200 million. Topsy became extremely popular for its analysis of Twitter data. It was one of the few services which enabled users to mine tweets which were dating back to 2006 and come up with different trend analysis.
One of the analysis done by Topsy is shown below –
Topsy’s subscribers started going away from them from 2014 and subsequent decrease in the subscriptions has led to this shutdown of the company.
Users community is pretty upset by the shutdown and is hoping that Apple will come up with strong social media analytics substitute which can be used instead of Topsy
Here are some of the comments about Topsy –
@Patrick_H_Burke 5 hours ago
@Topsy. Thanks for sunsetting a great, free tool, Apple. Looking for replacements… #socialmedia #sociallistening
@binaerschmiede 16 hours ago
@Sam___Hurley Unfortunately @Topsy got shut down 🙁 #RIP #Topsy
@Topsy Long live… Post Topsy Survival Kit: The Best Replacements http://linkhumans.com/blog/topsy-replacements … via @linkhumansThiago Pojda @tedois
Thiago Pojda Retweeted Topsy
WHAAAAT I just found that
@topsy is gone… I feel both sad and desperate because it was great. What can I use now?
@Apple! RIP @Topsy I loved you, you will be missed. Any suggestions for alternative tools welcome. Buzzsumo? Twitter’s advanced search?
When you go to use
@Topsy & find out Apple killed it. Thumbs down, @tim_cook. RIP, @Topsy. http://gph.is/17yFpsI #crappynewyear
It is a sad day. I just found out that
@Topsy finally brought their site down. Freaking Apple taking away my nice analytic toys…
@billspaniel I’m so bummed Apple shut down @Topsy. It was my best and most-useful monitoring tool! 🙁 Looking for alternatives #CommChatJane Carnall @EyeEdinburgh
@Topsy Dammit. Just realised you’re gone. Another reason to hate #Apple. https://hbr.org/2015/12/what-the-death-of-topsy-tells-us-about-todays-social-web … @awsamuel @Tim_Cook
@Topsy had left us, but that’s because I’ve been away from work for two weeks: https://hbr.org/2015/12/what-the-death-of-topsy-tells-us-about-todays-social-web …
H.W. Retweeted Topsy
Excuse me while I mourn the loss of
@Topsy. One of the best, free tools..
@Topsy. The internet is a darker place without you! http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/16/10272128/topsy-shut-down-apple-twitter-analytics …
Manoj R Patil
#Apple dumps @Topsy, #BigData hype subsiding? http://buff.ly/1O5xmUE
@paulmwatson Dublin City, Ireland
@ary3ss @Topsy yeah it used to be a great Twitter firehose search and graphing site. Bought and killed by Apple