(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Twitter announced yesterday that every single tweet ever posted over the last eight years can now be publically searched through its index infrastructure, which includes all your drunk and embarrassing tweets from when you were younger.
“This new infrastructure enables many use cases, providing comprehensive results for entire TV and sports seasons, conferences (#TEDGlobal), industry discussions (#MobilePayments), places, businesses and long-lived hashtag conversations across topics, such as #JapanEarthquake, #Election2012, #ScotlandDecides, #HongKong, #Ferguson and many more,” says Twitter via blog post.
The post notes that the new index is over 100 times larger than their real-time index and continues to grow by several billion tweets a week.
In 2012 the social media giant released an update that allowed users to search for posts a week back, following by another update a year later stretching the time frame even further.
Changes to the new index will be rolling out over the next couple of days.