The Archivist, the Twitter data-mining application we covered earlier here, lets you archive and search Twitter updates for any given keyword search or hashtag. This is an especially helpful app since Twitter themselves only archive tweets for around a month or so, making comprehensive searches downright impossible.
Now, there’s a new version of the The Archivist application available which fixes a couple of bugs and introduces new features. First, the new app will update every 5 minutes instead of every 10, which makes it more useful for tracking trending topics. It will also now minimize to the system tray which lets you get it out of your way for when you want to leave it running for a long time. And finally, there’s a new data visualization feature included which calculates the most common “tweeters” on any given Twitter search. (See image)