We are feeling the pain of not having a proper development environment anymore – the challenge (as I've said many times in Twitter) is that doing something once is NOT the same as doing it one million times. What's fast with one million rows may no longer be optimal with 50 million and growing. To once more quote Terry Pratchett, "1 in a million chances occur 9 times out of 10". Our ideal development environment would be a couple of extra servers with enough disk space to have meaningful data sets on them (which is not what we have on Alex's MacBook!).
I've included a screen shot of the new beta anyway, showing a search for people talking about chocolate. It's zoomed in over the Easter weekend and you can see how the volume of people talking about chocolate and the number of their tweets almost doubled at this time.
We've integrated the Klout scores as well so now we can see not only who was the most relevant at a particular time, but also how influential they are on Twitter in general. You'll see the people in the middle all have a 0 score which means that Klout hasn't indexed them yet, but on the left, in the Klout Score drill down, you can see there are plenty of highly influential (50+) people talking about chocolate.
We've continued to meet with investors. Alex had another "dumb dentist" experience with a Chinese investor, which I helpfully told him we'd henceforth refer to as the