I'm looking for a simple way to count tweets over specific time
periods, and I have little concern for the tweet contents at this
time. I've taken a quick look at the Search API and I'm not sure this
is possible without transferring the tweet contents and counting them
based on their timestamps.

For example, I'd like to be able to determine the number of tweets
with one specific search word each day, and be able to store, and
later graph the daily results over several months. It would be nice,
but not essential, to be able to do this with hourly granularity also.

I'm an embedded systems C programmer, and I can imagine doing this in
C or some scripting language run on Linux or Windows. With some time
I'm sure I could code this in C myself, but it would be nice if there
was some tool(s) already in existence for this.

Thanks !

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