Hmm, thank you for that input Tom van der Woerdt; are you aware of any of these sites that have caches tweets?
I will have a look at Topsy's search API. Thank you M.Edward On Oct 17, 10:35 pm, "M. Edward (Ed) Borasky" <zn...@borasky- research.net> wrote: > Have you looked at Topsy's search API? As far as I know, that's the > only publicly available tool that indexes tweets further back than > Twitter. > -- > M. Edward (Ed) Boraskyhttp://borasky-research.nethttp://twitter.com/znmeb > > "A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." - Paul Erdos > > Quoting Toggle <toggle...@hotmail.com>: > > > > > Hello, > > > I'm working on a final year project at university which incorporates > > Twitter as its primary data repository. After looking through the API > > it seems that search queries are capped to 1500 posts: "Clients may > > request up to 1,500 statuses via the page and rpp parameters for the > > search method." > > > My problem originates from the fact I need to look at status tweets > > over the past year on a given search query. Assuming I type in "the > > pope" on Twitter Search I can only go back to 4 hours ago because of > > the 1500 cap. What I have noticed however, there is a LOT of noise > > (irrelevant tweets). My project is based on Natural Language > > Engineering and so I need quality data. > > > The question I ask, how flexible is the search within the twitter API? > > Could I potentially construct queries that would return the > > information I need? > > I only need tweets that contain the subject matter but are basically > > not "spam". I need tweets about ->Real Peoples Opinions<- over the > > last year. > > > What would be the best way to do this? > > > -- > > Twitter developer documentation and resources:http://dev.twitter.com/doc > > API updates via Twitter:http://twitter.com/twitterapi > > Issues/Enhancements Tracker:http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list > > Change your membership to this group: > >http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk -- Twitter developer documentation and resources: http://dev.twitter.com/doc API updates via Twitter: http://twitter.com/twitterapi Issues/Enhancements Tracker: http://code.google.com/p/twitter-api/issues/list Change your membership to this group: http://groups.google.com/group/twitter-development-talk