The Social Media Macroscope is a project by University of Illinois Technology Services and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)'s Social Research & Technology Innovation Lab with the goal of making social media data, analytics, and visualization tools accessible to researchers and students of all levels of expertise. Below is an introductory video about SMILE (social media intelligence & learning).
About some of the tools (information lifted from their white paper/presentation, Social Media Macroscope.
For information on obtain access, click here.
BAE helps practitioners to gain insight into how individuals and groups may interact with brands and various organizations. You may find an organization’s perfect “bae” through this tool. This is a proof of concept tool via the Social Media Macroscope at the U of I.
A video about BAE may be found here.
Crimson Hexagon - a data library consisting of over 1 trillion posts, and includes documents from social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit and other blogs. FAQs about the database can be found here.
CH publishes consumer trends reports and occasionally on companies They are not very detailed but good for getting a feel for the landscape in social media.