Posts Tagged ‘Archive’
We’re two days into the new year now, a great vantage point for looking ahead and assessing how Twitter might perform in 2013.
2012 was also contentious for Twitter. This year, Twitter put new restrictions on what it would allow third-party developers to do, and went to war with former ally Instagram over photo-sharing dominance of social media.
What will 2013 bring for Twitter? Five predictions, below.
Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo has good news for the Twitterverse: by the end of this year, we’ll be able to download all of our past tweets.
PageFreezer, a provider of social media and website archiving solutions that meet regulatory compliance requirements, has added functionality to its Twitter capabilities.
New features include: archiving of public profiles and direct messages; archiving hashtags and search keywords to preserve entire conversations; digital timestamps and signatures for each archived page, making the content verifiable as electronic evidence in court; and support for the legal hold process.
Anyone who thought they could sneak around Twitter’s increasingly restricted API and get at historical and real-time tweets through the archive in the Library of Congress had better think again. While the Library is making a serious effort to index all tweets since 2006, they’re only opening up this archive to “known researchers” who have the approval of the Library to access the information.
It sometimes feels like once something is sent out on a social network, it’s in the cloud for good. However, there are ways to archive your tweets, so you can save a hard copy of your 140-character kernels of wisdom for posterity.
Close your eyes and imagine for a second that something catastrophic happened to Twitter’s servers, and all of your tweets were lost for eternity. How would you feel? It’s not a pleasant thought, but it could happen. Obviously the company would do what it could to retrieve your tweets, but there is a very real possibility that they would be lost forever – unless you had your own backup. We’ve got the answer for you if you’re looking for a way to backup your tweets to preempt data loss (knock on wood!).