For a price, social data provider Gnip is now letting brands, PR agencies and other data gluttons access tweets going back to Twitter’s birth in 2006. “When you’re talking
historical data for social intelligence, there’s probably no better source of information than Twitter,” The Next Web writes. “But as the service grows and changes, there’s
been a veritable brick wall in the timeline -- 30 days.” Earlier Gnip users include PayPal, Esri and Waggener Edstrom. Putting Gnip’s reach into perspective, rival DataSift gives users
access to historical Twitter data going back to January of 2010, according to The Next Web.