Is there a way to download a backup of all of my own tweets, in case Twitter ever goes down for good?
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- http://morethanseven.net/2007/11/23/archiving-twitter-data-with-python.html (Python)
- http://www.adamfranco.com/2008/10/13/twitter-export-script/ (PHP)
- http://blog.jphpsf.com/2012/05/07/backing-up-your-twitter-account-with-t/ (Ruby)
If you live in the EU, you can request ALL your tweets that Twitter holds on you.
Visit this link:
Follow these instructions (and you will need a Fax Machine):
Zach Drayer (@zadr on Twitter) suggested filing a FOIA with the Library of Congress, if you're in the US. Haven't tried it, though.
If I were to file a FOIA request with the Library of Congress, would I be able to get an archive of all my tweets? Cant get it from Twitter…
Apparently it works similarly to Facebook's archive option. If the option is turned on for you, you'll see a link for "Your Twitter Archive" in Twitter Settings. Once you've made the request, and after some amount of time, an email message with a ZIP file of your Twitter messages will arrive in your inbox.
- Open your account settings.
- Scroll down to Your Tweet archive
- Click Request your archive
- Wait for an email to arrive
It's Tweet archive time
- Click the Download now button
Click the Download button in the opened page:
- Extract the archive in a folder, and open
index.htmlwith your web browser
Note: Please make sure your email address is confirmed prior to requesting your Twitter archive and that you are logged into your Twitter account on the same browser you are using to download your Twitter archive.
You can also use SocialSafe to backup the content of your Twitter account. Again, it is restricted by the API limit of the most recent 3,200 tweets when you start backing up, but as others have said, the sooner the start backing up the less you'll miss. All of the content is stored on your own PC/Mac, so you aren't sharing your data with anyone.
SocialSafe backs up the following:
- Profile information
There is a free trial available that allows you full usage of SocialSafe, which also includes the capability of exporting to CSV. You can download the PC/Mac installer from the SocialSafe website.
Hope this helps.