[Air-L] Twittering

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Tue Nov 3 16:30:37 PST 2009

This is a fascinating topic to raise with the Internet Archive... how
interested they are in storing this material, facebook updates, &c. as
well.  Quite interested in theory, I should think.
[I got to see the latest iteration of a cheap petabox recently: it now fits
in a 4U case...]


On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 9:47 PM, Kathy Gill <kegill.uwlists at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Kathy
> @kegill
> 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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