New Twitter API lets developers sift through every tweet in history
Over the past few months, Twitter has steadily improved its API offerings. In step with this trend, it just launched a new API endpoint that allows developers to parse every Tweet currently on the social networking site.
The API, which is currently in beta, offers an unprecedented level of access to everyday users. For context, Twitter’s standard API offers a mere seven days worth of tweets. Its premium APIs, which Twitter launched about three months ago, offer thirty days worth of access. That’s better, but still not much when it comes into the broader context of the site, which has existed since 2006.