[Air-L] Archiving Past Tweets

Pablo Garaizar Sagarminaga garaizar at deusto.es
Tue Feb 28 00:44:33 PST 2012

Dear Kurniawan Saputro,

El Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:01:03 -0800 (PST)
Kurniawan Saputro <kurniawansaputro at yahoo.com> comentaba:

> As part of my research on public's communication during a crisis
> response, I have been looking for ways to archive past tweets of a
> public twitter account. Up until now, I have not seen any
> satisfactory ways to do it. It is always partial, whereas the
> accounts I want to archive have more than 10.000 posts. I wonder if
> anyone of you would be so kind to tell me how to do it or show me a
> software/application to do it. Any suggestions are appreciated.

http://greptweet.com can collect the last 3200 tweets of any account.
If you use it regularly, you can gather more than 10000 tweets

But there is a big problem with this tool: It uses the public Twitter
API, so you cannot go to the "past" (if the account has already posted
those 10000 tweets, using greptweet you've already lost 
10000 - 3200 tweets ;-/)

Best regards,

  Pablo Garaizar Sagarminaga
  Universidad de Deusto
  Avda. de las Universidades 24
  48007 Bilbao - Spain

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