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...only goes back 1 week?!
| 1:34 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I know it's a real-time micro-blog and I know that real-time means 'stuff that is happening now'.
But if I search twitter, I don't just want to see realtime posts from now... I might want to see realtime posts from one year ago.
Is it an issue of server load?
| 6:23 pm on Dec 12, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Twitter does have a cutoff for tweet retention, and there are actually services that will back up your tweets (if you think they are worth saving).
| 11:22 am on Dec 13, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|there are [..] services that will back up your tweets |
Yes, I know, I use one. But if there isn't a comprehensive archive (is archive.org keeping one?) then surely this is a serious oversight?
What if a journalist or academic (or anyone else for that matter) wants to look at the twitter stream one night before the 2008 US Presidential election. Is that data gone forever?
| 10:53 am on Dec 19, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Any Twitter maestros out there?
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