One of the challenges with Twitter, especially once you start to accumulate a following and engage thousands of people, is that it appears as if the information is fleeting and quickly gone forever.
What happened to that interesting legal case in that other jurisdiction that we were discussing on Twitter last month? If only I had bookmarked the page…
Twitter announced earlier this summer that users would be able to download Tweets, a promise that was reiterated last month with a deadline of the end of 2012. Some users are sharing that the feature has already been rolled out on their accounts.
Beyond yet another reminder of the permanency of online activities and applications for research, this provides another option for obtaining discoverable contents in what is increasingly becoming relevant in litigation.
More interestingly, it does raise questions of spoliation where accounts are closed or downloadable content is otherwise destroyed.