Twitter announces analytics service for publishers using technology from Toronto's Backtype

Twitter today announced an analytics service for publishers at TechCrunch Disrupt.

Twitter's Director of Web Business Development April Underwood unveiled Twitter Web Analytics, leveraging technology from the microblogging platform's July acquisition of Backtype.

The analytics dashboard will show which stories are the most shared and the most discussed, and which referring sites are sending the most traffic. Twitter's new link wrapper, "," is driving 100 million clicks a day. April stated that an API into this data will be made available.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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