[Air-L] Library of Congress Acquires Entire (Public) Twitter Archive
zimmerm at uwm.edu
Thu Apr 15 05:44:35 PDT 2010
Yes, that is a recent feature TweeDeck added.
On Apr 15, 2010, at 3:28 AM, Tama Leaver wrote:
> To be fair to TweetDeck (and I presume many other twitter clients) while you can retweet tweets from private accounts, TweetDeck does issue a warning before you do so. I'm not saying everyone would take heed - or even necessarily read the warning - but there is some mechanism in place to warn folks if they are moving something ostensibly private into the public twittersphere. That doesn't detract from your point, of course, but it is worth noting that other clients do take steps to try and prevent completely accidental movement of tweets into the public (and thus the archive in question).
> On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 10:25 AM, Michael Zimmer <zimmerm at uwm.edu> wrote:
> Thanks, Liz.
> So, for the 43% of users who don't use the website, 3rd party apps like TweetDeck make it quite easy to RT protected tweets. See, for example, http://support.tweetdeck.com/forums/63876/entries/83047, where it notes that the "Edit then Retweet" method places no restrictions on the ability to retweet.
> Further, % of users isn't the right way to think about this (a small % of users might account for a large proportion of retweets). The key is where do the majority of actual retweets take place: on Twitter.com or a 3rd party app. I suspect the latter.
> On Apr 14, 2010, at 8:44 PM, Liz wrote:
> > At least for users of Twitter.com--and today, at the Twitter conference Chirp, founder Ev Williams said that 57% of the 105 million users just use the website--you can't use the automatic ReTweet feature to resend a protected account message.
> > A private account's message can always be cut & pasted & I'm not sure about how third party clients handle RTs of protected updates. But Twitter has put in some safeguards so it's not easy. You can't ReTweet a protected account message by accident.
> > Liz Pullen
> > nwjerseyliz at yahoo.com
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