We certainly store them :) We love tweets. Can't get enough of them and want to share them all. But keeping them available for even "off-peak" general data access just isn't something we're setup for today.
Taylor Singletary Developer Advocate, Twitter http://twitter.com/episod On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Miles Parker <milespar...@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks Taylor! Can you say anything about wether you actually persist > them anywhere? I mean it would be an enormous challenge to actually > allow those to be queried interactively online. But if you do have the > data somewhere an intermediate step might be to allow batch requests > for large data sets which are then provisioned for download say at off > peak times. Though I just realized, you prob. don't have an off-peak > time! > > On May 14, 8:20 am, Taylor Singletary <taylorsinglet...@twitter.com> > wrote: > > Hi Miles, > > > > You're right in that we don't go back very far with search right now. We > > want to improve that. There's no timeline right now, but it's certainly > > something we're looking at. There are so many tweets. We want you to have > > them all. Some day. > > > > Taylor Singletary > > Developer Advocate, Twitterhttp://twitter.com/episod > > > > > > > > On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 6:34 PM, Miles Parker <milespar...@gmail.com> > wrote: > > > This is one of those questions where I'm pretty sure I know the > > > answer, but I'd really like to be wrong. :) There doesn't seem to be > > > anyway to get tweets past ~7 days. Which sort of makes me wonder what > > > the point of the since and until params are -- for the usages where > > > only being able to search back 7 days makes sense, it seems like you'd > > > want more granularity. So my deeper question is whether this is simply > > > a matter of not being able to *store* all of the data (seems highly > > > unlikely) or just not being able to adequately *serve* that data > > > through an open http interface? It would be really nice for research > > > purposes to be able to have access to that data... >