Currently there isn't a way to access tweets on twitter.com that fall off
the user's timeline. You can try to grab older tweets from Google or third
parties, but understand the licensing issues.

-John Kalucki
http://twitter.com/jkalucki
Services, Twitter Inc.


On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 3:38 PM, Kidd <jva...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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