A Mention is a single article of content with a message by an author with corresponding metadata returned as a result to a Query or Channel search, such as a Tweet, Comment, Blog Post, Forum Message, News Article, Image or Video. The message of text within a Mention is the source that will be analyzed by the system. Referred to by other vendors as a "verbatim" or "document".

When getting started, it is recommended that you take a look at the following for context:

Once you've had a look at the above, learn more about the API calls for:

Note: Mention calls can be filtered so that you can access specific parts of your data. To learn more about this, see Filters.