Ef You Treyarch...

Everything That Sucks About Twitter…

…in one screenshot.

We Need Historical Hashtag Data By Larry Press

According to my research, tweets only remain searchable for ten days.

→ Get to know Twitter: New User FAQ

Why can’t I see all my Tweets? Are they lost?

We store all your Tweets. However, we currently only allow you to see the 3200 most recent Tweets you have posted via your account.

Still surprised not to see more thoughts about this topic. Why contribute to something where ones work and contributions just go away? Hopefully they really are working to “improve this issue“.

Category: Irate


7 Responses

  1. Vanberge says:

    IMO, they dont see more about this topic because it’s a non issue.

    I have no desire whatsoever to re-read my tweets ever.

    It’s a real time medium for things happening and conversations taking place in the “now”. I don’t think it’s feasible for it to function as a permanent archive and I would not use it as such; nor do I feel most users would.

    What’s wrong with Facebook? Instagram? etc. Keep these posts coming. :-*

  2. vanlandw says:

    You have no desire whatsoever to go back and see all the #tweetsfromvanlandw2012? In a series of days it’s like it never even happened according to Twitter.

    Look at this post…


    This is like six years ago 36 comments trying to plan out your bachelor party. Sure there isn’t much point going back but it’s still there.

    It was just weird moment I wanted to post a link to all the #tweetsfromvanlandw2012 and it’s not possible and you would think it would be.

  3. Vanberge says:

    I will side with you on the hash tag searchability being crappy…

    It would be nice to check those out in this particular scenario; but I can also understand the design limitations of having to index 250 million tweets a day and then balancing that with performance and usabilty.


  4. burgetta says:

    I am deeply saddened at the loss of all previous #tweetsfromvanlandw2012 records. I feel like everything I have ever accomplished in life was all for naught.

  5. chouse says:

    This is why i like to have a weekly digest of my tweets posted to my csh.us site. Just so I can see whatever nonsense I was tweeting about back in the day. Even if it drives fulljeff away due to duplicate content. Ef jja. Agreed about the real time factor, but with facebook you can go back in your timeline – twitter should be the same.

  6. Jeffrey says:

    Success. I don’t think that I have been to your site in many years chouse. :p. I don’t really see the need to preserve statuses on twitter. 99.9999999999% of stuff on there is garbage anyway. Further more, the search on twitter is so bad as to be worthless anyway. I’d much rather see the archival process done by google, if anyone. Also, I believe the library of congress will be opening up their twitter archive soon, right?

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