We find, structure and provide access to the world’s social media and online conversational data.
The company was founded in May 2000 by engineers and students from the University of Michigan. Collecting and storing data from various online communities, while searching for parts to restore a ’69 Ford Mustang, led to creating the world’s largest index of human to human conversational content in the world known as BoardReader.
BoardReader was developed to address the shortcomings of current search engine technology to accurately find and display information contained on the Web’s forums and message boards. The proprietary software allows users to search multiple message boards simultaneously, allowing users to share information in a truly global sense. As a result of the increased market demand for public online content from blogs, microblogs, news, & consumer reviews, Socialgist was born.
Our best in class infrastructure, aggregation and distribution methodology, evolved into a world-class platform supporting all publically available global user-generated content. Today Socialgist is a preferred or exclusive provider for the world’s leading social media platforms.