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Twitter Does A Deal For Two-Year Tweet Archive

 3:48 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Twitter Does A Deal For Two-Year Tweet Archive [bbc.co.uk]
Companies are now able to search and analyse up to two years of Twitter updates for market research purposes.

Firms can search tweets back to January 2010 in order to plan marketing campaigns, target influential users or even try to predict certain events.

Until today, only the previous 30 days of tweets were available for companies to search. Regular users can access posts from the past seven days.

Private accounts and tweets that have been deleted will not be indexed by the site.



 4:17 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Aren't they, to some extent, duplicating intelligence/security/defense pattern search for threat or potential threat.
Tech speaking it could challenging to deal with such an amount of data.
The archive review is also a reminder for everyone to think twice fefore posting.


 4:29 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yes, it will help find "Persons of Interest".

[tinfoilhat]The NAS has been doing this with our private phone calls for years.[/tinfoilhat]


 4:34 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

"People have historically used Twitter to communicate with friends and networks in the belief that their tweets will quickly disappear into the ether," argued Gus Hosein, executive director of Privacy International.

Bunch of whiny little delusional babies.

Nothing you post online goes into the ether, it gets stored forever, somewhere.

Gus should be concerned as his silly naive quote about privacy above will still be hanging around the next time he puts his resume out for a job.

Maybe he should've tweeted it instead ;)


 10:25 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Target influential users

And there lies the power of twitter. Only a small % of users get the lions share of the benefits and the rest may as well be drones propping those accounts up. Build a big pedestal or go home.

This deal just makes it easier to abuse the system further and it puts money in Twitter pockets. Neither of those things help casual users, asides from possibly helping twitter stay afloat.


 11:54 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Target influential users

@sgt_kickaxe, so you think they do anything different on TV ads? How is this different except you can more accurately target than with a TV which doesn't know much about who you are, just your general neighborhood demographics.

Trust me, those Lexus, Lincoln and Mercedes ads running all night on my TV stations aren't being aimed at the people in the trailer park puffing Marlboros and drinking booze from a mason jar.


 12:23 am on Feb 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

trailer park puffing Marlboros and drinking booze from a mason jar

Hey! Are you spying on me?

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