Here is a piece of good news for all those who want to find out how they started their social life on Twitter and grew older with the tweets, re-tweets and number of updates that the micro-blogging site introduced. In simpler terms, the good news is for all those who want to find out their past Twitter life and have been thinking for so long that they have lost their early tweets and want to see them again.
Twitter on Tuesday started rolling out a search service that would allow the users to search for any tweet in its archive.
According to the social site, its archive now indexes every tweet posted since 2006 when it was first launched. This will now become easier for the Twitteratis to search through the billions of tweets sent through the years.
We’re rolling out the ability to search for every Tweet ever published. Learn about how we built this https://t.co/KhbgVHZtYE #TwitterSearch
— Twitter Engineering (@TwitterEng) November 18, 2014
Earlier the users were dependant on the ‘search.twitter.com’ to hunt theirs through the mass of tweets, but that was indeed a tedious job to do. Third-party tools, like Apple Inc-owned Topsy, were also there for the search purpose but learning curve was attached to such resources.
Till now, the search engine that was offered by Twitter were meant for allowing people to simply scour through what people are tweeting in present and not what they had tweeted in the past. For the purpose, the social network used to remove every tweet from its index in about a week following their posting. In 2012, the social site had created a micro index of about two billion top tweets.