engine - 2:30 pm on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google Adds Twitter Archive Search [googleblog.blogspot.com]
Starting today, you can zoom to any point in time and “replay” what people were saying publicly about a topic on Twitter. To try it out, click “Show options” on the search results page, then select “Updates.” The first page will show you the familiar latest and greatest short-form updates from a comprehensive set of sources, but now there’s a new chart at the top. In that chart, you can select the year, month or day, or click any point to view the tweets from that specific time period.
The replay feature is rolling out now and will be available globally in English within the next couple days. For our initial release, you can explore tweets going back to February 11, 2010, and soon you’ll be able to go back as far as the very first tweet on March 21, 2006.