Does this scenario sound familiar to you?
- You participated in a Twitter discussion or event, using a hashtag
- Because there was so much great content in the discussion, you planned to go back to it later to use it as a basis for your next blog.
- You go to search.twitter.com, put in the hashtag and the search comes up blank.
If this rings true to you, here some simple steps to archive your Tweets and quickly create blogs with them.
1. Why are all your Tweets gone?
“Did you know that your tweets have an expiration date on them? While they never really disappear from your own Twitter stream, they become unsearchable in only a matter of days. At first, Twitter held onto your tweets for around a month, but as the service grew more popular, this “date limit” has dramatically shortened. According to Twitter’s search documentation, the current date limit on the search index is “around 1.5 weeks but is dynamic and subject to shrink as the number of tweets per day continues to grow.”
2. Is there anything I can do?