Tuesday, June 23, 2009

We're back from a hard drive crash.

On Friday, Tweet Scan's main database server crashed. I've spent the weekend rebuilding it and getting the backups restored. Unfortunately those backups were missing some data so all tweets from Feb 1st, 2009 to March 29th, 2009 have disappeared into the ether. That's about 2 months or 10% of the database.

The good news is, the service is now up and running 100%. Daily and weekly email alerts are back and operations are being improved so this doesn't happen again. Thanks for your patience and happy scanning!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Historical Search of 220 Million Twitter Messages

Today, I humbly announce Tweet Scan Historical Search. Travel back as far as November 1st, 2007 in our 222 million message database. Subscribe

Here's what it can do for you:

Marketing departments, entrepreneurs, web developers, and bloggers can review their past successes of launching new products, features, and websites.

Researchers can study public response to business, political, social, and natural events.

Speakers, presenters, and event planners can review the chatter during their talk or conference and let it inform their next one.

The rest of us can use it to remember the good 'ole days or to find that long lost tweet that held your personal meaning of life. This library is a largest available and access is a mere $20/year. That's like a latte every other month or a small fraction of your phone bill!

Our database consists of 220,660,667 messages from Twitter and another 1,627,559 from identi.ca. It's still growing as you read this. You can search by keyword, by time down to the second, by microblogging service or by user. Access is available only to subscribers so register, subscribe, and you'll see a link on your control panel for Historical Search. You may want to bookmark this link right now: Historical Twitter Search. You'll also receive the other benefits of a Tweet Scan subscription including email alerts, personal archive download, and more features as we add them.

Thanks and Happy Scanning!

-David Sterry ( http://twitter.com/weex )