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ronin

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Msg#: 4041316 posted 1:34 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Eh?

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?

 

rogerd

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Msg#: 4041316 posted 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).

ronin

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Msg#: 4041316 posted 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?

ronin

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Msg#: 4041316 posted 10:53 am on Dec 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

Any Twitter maestros out there?

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