BackType is a service that lets you find, follow, and share comments from across the web. The BackType API allows you to develop applications that leverage their dataset and interact with their website. The way that BackType works is that when a Web user fills out the Website or URL box in a comment form on someone's blog, BackType assigns it to that person. Then, that commenter has a BackType profile that includes the comments they've posted on the Web.
Ever wondered what impact your active presence on the Web has? For example, when you write a blog post or tweet about something, you may be interested in how many tweets your post receives and how many users can potentially reach your post. There are many ways to measure your social impact, however, to cover all social channels and platforms can be difficult to achieve. A Silicon Valley based company BackType builds an analytics platform that helps you understand your social impact at large.
BackType's major goal is to give users a very comprehensive view of all social media. Today, it supports over one million sites and networks including Twitter and Facebook. When your app wants to get all the data that comes from Twitter, you can use the Twitter's Streaming API which is the subject to various limits. BackType, however, belongs among those few that have the unlimited access to the full Twitter firehose. It can access more than 50 million tweets a day coursing through Twitter.