[Air-L] Twittering

Kathy Gill kegill.uwlists at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 18:47:25 PST 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 3:37 PM, Samuel Klein <meta.sj at gmail.com> wrote:

> Twitter's history is stored and aggressively mined...

Twitter's full archive is not available for mining.

I believe that there is only one organization - other than Twitter - that
has access to a full feed. They've been on the receiving end of the fire
hose since last November, IIRC. (I talked to one of the founders at the
140TC conference in LA in September.)

I brought up the idea of an "internet archive" for tweets during a 'research
conversation' two weeks ago. There was push-back from some faculty ... based
on the idea that our 'conversations' have always been ephemeral. Me? I'd
like to have full-feed so that we can track politicos and business rhetoric.


PS I've lurked here for a little while. I teach in the master of
communication digital media program at the University of Washington - as
well as undergrad digital journalism. My limited research efforts at the
moment are focused on Twitter's use by organizations as part of the
communication mix.

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