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Every tweet ever written is now available to search and analyze, thanks to Gnip

Mor Getz:

This morning, Gnip launched its Historical PowerTrack for Twitter, which will give developers the ability to search, find, analyze, and compare all the tweets ever written, even ones that were written before the developer in question started scraping Twitter.

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

This morning, Gnip launched its Historical PowerTrack for Twitter, which will give developers the ability to search, find, analyze, and compare all the tweets ever written, even ones written before the developer in question started scraping Twitter.

It’s the same level of access the Library of Congress got when it started archiving and storing all Twitter data, but this time, it’s commercially available.

“There are a handful of companies that have collected some portion of Twitter data,” said Gnip COO Chris Moody in a meeting with VentureBeat yesterday. “We were able to do it because we partnered with Twitter on it.”

The data will make it possible for anyone (anyone working with Gnip, that is) to parse a huge historical archive of tweets and look for patterns. Did tweets have a real correlation to the 2008 election results? How about the iPhone 3GS launch and first-week sales? Using that kind…

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