I am a graduate student in a research group in which we need to access Tweets with certain hashtags from July 2012-Oct 2012. We have zero funding, so using things like GNIP and Topsy and DataSift are really not options for us. Has anyone come across a less expensive way to access archived tweets? We were told there is potentially a non-profit with these tweets available, does anyone know anything about that?
We are desperate for ideas! Help us!!