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A *very* hacky attempt to grab tweets assocaited with a hashtag (in
this case #AAS218).

Some assumptions:

  - the number of tweets is low (so there is no need to poll
    frequently or worry too much about  writing quick code)

  - have a background process running that can run the search
    regularly

  - dump to ASCII files rather than have a more-robust system
    such as a database, although I'm tempted to try storing
    them in a Riak instance just because ...

  - there is a rather cavalier approach to error handling,
    which can be summarised as "ignore it and try again later"