2009-06-04 20:00:00 -0400

For anyone else out there who has code or services integrated with Twitter, you should take a look at this soon.

The Twitpocalypse is similar to the Y2K bug. Very soon the unique identifier associated to each tweet will exceed 2,147,483,6471. For some of your favorite third-party Twitter services not designed to handle such a case, the sequence will suddenly turn into negative numbers. At this point, they are very likely to malfunction or crash.

Time to haul out some BigInt action.

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