Tweelter, the twitter filter

While speaking with the top-ix people during a meeting we started to talk about the need of a way to filter out “noise” from twitter searches. Probably everyone found that searching something on twitter returns a big list of retweets and duplicated tweets. As those reduce the ability to follow a discussion or an event on twitter they are usually more a problem than a useful result. At the end of that meeting Tweelter was born. Tweelter is a twitter search engine which filters out duplicated entries, retweets and permits to search results older than one month on most followed topics. More interesting thing is that tweelter performs those search in a parallel manner and on a distributed mongodb. While […]