Archiving Tweets Revisited

Despite the debate about whether tweets are a valid form of writing and what Google and the Library of Congress are doing with tweet archives, privacy etc., I want to write about archiving twitter streams. Perhaps if I put my thoughts out there (on the web) I believe I will be able to find those thoughts later when I need them. In 140 character thought bytes.

Steve has written about the value of tweeting at a conference and Simon F. has written about archiving tweets, but things have changed a bit (byte) as they tend to do.

The Legal Informatics Blog has a short post on Tweets form Legal IT 2010. Rob Richards used a web service called Twapper Keeper to make a notebook of tweets from the conference using the conference hashtag – #legalit2010. While this tag link will eventually dissipate, the twapper keeper archive will not – or at least until indefinitely.

Twapper Keeper will let a user make archives by keyword, hastag or @user. There is also a search function to find archives. Quite cool!

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