TweetBackup: Backup Your Twitter Account

Filed as News on February 10, 2009 3:25 am

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If you’re like me you’ve sent thousands of tweets over the past months and years. Some of these are pure nonsense, others are uninteresting ReTweets, or replies to other people’s tweets that just have non historical value. Some, however, might contain brilliance, and it would be a shame to loose all that content just because Twitter doesn’t find its business model and goes belly up.

Well, a cool new service called TweetBackup lets you backup your Twitter account and export it as a HTML file, via RSS, or in plain text. It’s in beta right now, and limited by the 3,200 tweet Twitter bug, but there are some ambitious plans for this one, including a restore functionality and more.

Signing up is free, and you don’t need to supply your Twitter password or anything. You do, however, have to follow @tweetbackup on Twitter for the service to work. Check it out, and also take a look at TweetValue by the same developer. That might not be as useful as a Twitter backup service, but it is fun to see what your Twitter account is worth, at least according to the TweetValue algorithm.

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  1. By Nathan posted on February 10, 2009 at 4:55 am
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    One thing I’d like to be able to do on twitter backup is order my tweets by how many people replied to them. Still it is in beta, and it is still pretty cool.

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  2. By Anne Helmond posted on February 10, 2009 at 4:59 am
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    Sounds great but it doesn’t seem to work with locked accounts: “Error: Can’t find a public RSS feed.”

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  3. By monkey posted on February 10, 2009 at 6:45 am
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    thousands of tweets,sounds great.

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  4. By Thord Daniel Hedengren posted on February 10, 2009 at 7:42 am
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    That’s probably a tough issue to sort out, Anne. Might be possible to get into it if you supplied both Twitter usename and password though. I have no idea if it is in the works or not.

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  5. By Anne Helmond posted on February 10, 2009 at 7:56 am
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    Yes but the service advertises itself as not needing your password. It probably works from feeds which will exclude private accounts. Too bad. Twitter needs to implement OpenAuth.

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  6. By Chung Bey Luen posted on February 10, 2009 at 9:53 am
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    Great service, I could backup my tweets and refer to it anytime I want.

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  7. By Thord Daniel Hedengren posted on February 11, 2009 at 2:26 am
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    Hear hear, Anne! :)

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  8. By tweet worth posted on August 16, 2009 at 7:14 am
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    You might wanna check http://tweetworth.com as well :)

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