I noticed that something seems wrong with the timestamp returned by the twitter api. I am looking at Obama’s tweet announcing his behind the scenes video.
This tweet was posted at 11AM EST when I look at the status page on my desktop…
Now I know the API returns tweets in UTC but my return value for created_at is:
created_at = Tue Jan 20 19:01:31 +0000 2015
text = Watch: President Obama gives a behind-the-scenes look into tonight’s #SOTU address.
So the UTC to EST conversion typically says subtract 5 hours but that would place the tweet at 2pm EST when on Twitter proper it says 11 am…
Any ideas? Thanks!