So if I wanted to access tweets from a year ago how would I do that?
Does twitter offer development access or is this where we would need
to write to a new database for extended trending?
thanks

On Jan 9, 4:45 pm, Mark McBride <mmcbr...@twitter.com> wrote:
> Twitter search keeps a limited amount of data (limited by time, fairly
> short window).
> The tweets however are kept indefinitely.  Currently we only support
> accessing the last 3200 of them via the web and API
>
>    ---Mark
>
> http://twitter.com/mccvOn Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 3:32 PM, Kidd 
> <jva...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > HI Peter,
>
> > Ok, so what I understand you saying is that Twtiter only keeps 7 days
> > or 3200 results available per person?  So if I want trending over time
> > (more than 7days) I'm going to have to call that data and then store
> > it in a DB?
>
> > Right now I am dabbling in Python as a way to retrieve, parse and
> > write data.
>
> > thanks
> > jason
>
> > On Jan 7, 4:52 pm, Peter Denton <petermden...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi Kidd
> >> Main reason to localize the data is for user experience.
> >> If twitter search slows down, you may have page loads waiting for the
> >> content you need. Also, you will get only 3200 results, or a historical
> >> snapshot of 7 days from a query, so you run the risk of losing data 
> >> outside.
> >> It all depends on what data you need for how long.
>
> >> Now, if twitter search data on the fly works good, you basically need to
>
> >> 1.  retrieve the data from twitter search (probably json) - I use jQuery so
> >> it would be something like thishttp://docs.jquery.com/Ajax/jQuery.ajax
>
> >> 2. parse the response result, convert it to proper JSON google
> >> visualizations wants for consumption to create a
> >> "google.visualization.DataTable"
>
> >> 3. create a "view" of the data table, specifying the information you want 
> >> to
> >> display on the graph
>
> >> 4. create the visualization (areaImageChart, annotatedTimeline, etc)
>
> >> Here is an example from Google where the JSON is hardcoded, but aside from
> >> getting and parsing the data from twitter, this should show you what you
> >> need.http://www.mail-archive.com/google-visualization-...@googlegroups.com...
>
> >> Cheers
> >> Peter

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