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 >