This week Twitter began indexing every public tweet posted since it began operating in 2006. “Our long-standing goal has been to let people search through every tweet ever published,” said Yi Zhuang, who led the team working on the project. Here is what I told Tech News World about the situation, “Twitter’s rollout is an enormous achievement in computer science. Making hundreds of billions of tweets searchable with a latency of under 100 ms is like combining the capacity of CNN providing the latest news with the thoroughness and completeness of the Library of Congress in real-time.”
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