Since that first simple Tweet over eight years ago, hundreds of billions of Tweets have captured everyday human experiences and major historical events. Our search engine excelled at surfacing breaking news and events in real time, and our search index infrastructure reflected this strong emphasis on recency. But our long-standing goal has been to let people search through every Tweet ever published.
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. This change will be rolling out to users over the next few days.
The 15-year-old non-profit Internet Archive has started a hugely ambitious project to assemble and scan all of the world’s printed books.
According to Brewster Kahle, the founder of Internet Archive, “We want to collect one copy of every book… You can never tell what is going to paint the portrait of a culture.”