[Air-L] Q: Twitter text logs?

Kathie Gossett gossettphd at gmail.com
Tue Mar 16 16:10:16 PDT 2010


We use a tool called TwapperKeeper (twapperkeeper.com) to archive  
tweets. Up until today you could only archive by hashtag, but the site  
announced yesterday that they were upgrading their site today and  
adding the ability to archive by user, @ replies and other Twitter  
tags. The trick that the archive begins when you set it up, so you  
have to know fairly early in the conversation that you want to build  
an archive.


Dr. Kathie Gossett
Asst. Professor of Writing,  Rhetoric & New Media
Co-Director CeME Lab
Old Dominion University

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On Mar 16, 2010, at 16:22, Kevin Guidry <krguidry at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Liz <nwjerseyliz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 1) There are some hashtag-related websites that collect Tweet  
>> "chats" that are organized around particular topics where a hashtag
>> is used (such as "prchat", "educhat" "jounchal", etc.). You could  
>> examine the discussion that occurs over time from a particular set
>> of user who are employed in a field or interested in it.
>   That's the approach I'm taking right now.  I'm also fortunate
> enough that the participants that use the hashtag are very organized
> and publicly archive their discussions (they're moderated and
> scheduled in advance).  And since it's all public I sailed through IRB
> without a problem.
>   What the hastag?! (http://wthashtag.com/Main_Page) seems to be a
> popular choice for this kind of searching and monitoring of hashtags.
> But like Twitter their archives don't seem to go back more than a few
> days so you'll need to take that into consideration.
> Kevin
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