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...only goes back 1 week?!

     
1:34 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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?

6:23 pm on Dec 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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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)

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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?

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Any Twitter maestros out there?
 

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