Mining Historic / Location Data


Guys, is it possible to mine historic data on Twitter (I am using R + twitteR library)?
Limit stream to, say @account_name + time period. To make it more complicated - is it possible to mine tweets with specific handle from users from specific location (for example only French people tweeting about @Nespresso)

If yes, could anybody please suggest the code?

tweets <- searchTwitter("@account_name", n=100, lang=“en”, ???)


Hi @Nika_Russell

The options here are either to use the Search API - which goes back about 7 days - or GNIP, which is our commercial full-index product which powerful tracking and filtering features.


Hi Andy,

Thanks for this response. I actually have sent a request to GNIP some time ago, but got no reply…