Yahoo! has plugged its YQL web query language into a third-party API that lets developers access and analyze a sea of Twitter data dating back to 2006. "This is the real strength of YQL," Yahoo! technical evangelist Tom Hughes-Croucher told The Reg this morning at the net-infrastructure-obsessed Velocity conference in Santa …
Just tried it ...
WHERE valuable = 'yes'
(0 row(s) affected)
There already are tools to do this. They use SparQL to query the semantic web. Every week better ones appear on the mailing list associated with data.gov.uk
4 years or twitter...
must be a mind numbing amount of data. Even looking at the SCSI arrays that hold that data could lead to a lowering of the IQ, and, possibly, stupidity. Mind numbing indeed.
But it begs the question: in a world where nobody much cares what was said on twitter last week, WHY would anyone care what was said on twitter 4 years ago? And why would any company care to store all of that, index it, and present it to the world? Truly mind numbing.
Any company still making their software components conform to 8.3 is not to be trsted.