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