I know Twitter’s been having problems, but lately we’ve been hoping to build some twitter services. Unfortunately due to their issues, we’ve been denied access to the twitter jabber stream we were hoping to build on. In the interim I’ve been playing with Summize, it’s a pretty nice search engine for Twitter. They return data in a few formats, so I’m playing with their JSON return seeing what I can get out of it. Here’s showing a search for various political terms including the DNC, Obama, Hilary, McCain and a few others.