Hey everyone, In March we sent a message to you about upcoming changes to the way status IDs are sequenced (http://bit.ly/upcoming-status-id-changes). Today we announced Snowflake - the service we will be using to generate those new IDs.
It isn't going live yet! We just know a lot of you are concerned about how the Tweet IDs are going to affect your applications and wanted you to have the chance to familiarize yourself with how Snowflake works. You can find the a link to the code and read more about Snowflake on the Twitter Engineering blog: http://bit.ly/announcing-snowflake Best, Matt