Meet the tweet-deleters
February 20, 2015 10:53 AM   Subscribe

Like most media workers, Matthew Lazin-Ryder, a Vancouver-based producer with CBC Radio, spends a fair amount of time on Twitter. When he tweets, his messages are seen by some percentage of his 3,470 followers. They retweet, favorite, write pithy replies. And then, a week later, his tweets disappear.
posted by Chrysostom (16 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
We're a demographic now?
posted by infini at 10:58 AM on February 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


"Product Manager"
posted by stoneweaver at 11:05 AM on February 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Of course it’s being archived somewhere else. The Library of Congress or these sites that collect everything, so there’s no need to keep this.
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The Library of Congress has said that its archive won’t include deleted tweets...
aargh
posted by twirlip at 11:12 AM on February 20, 2015


Well that answers this question.
posted by Librarypt at 11:24 AM on February 20, 2015


"Product Manager"

Why the scare quotes?
posted by asterix at 11:37 AM on February 20, 2015


TwitWipe

Like a baby wipe. Only more so.
posted by octobersurprise at 11:40 AM on February 20, 2015


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posted by Ratio at 11:52 AM on February 20, 2015 [5 favorites]


The Library of Congress has said that its archive won’t include deleted tweets...

B-but those are the most important tweets!
posted by naju at 12:22 PM on February 20, 2015 [2 favorites]


so I'm reading this article, and I'm thinking, "how can I save and archive my tweets for all time? Someday they may be interesting."

/recovering historian
posted by jb at 12:26 PM on February 20, 2015


RT @Lazin_Ryder Say what you will, Hitler passed th salt. AMIRITE?
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 12:26 PM on February 20, 2015


how can I save and archive my tweets for all time? Someday they may be interesting.

To download and view your Twitter archive... 🌠
posted by frijole at 1:05 PM on February 20, 2015


tl;dr: tweetdelete.net has been discovered.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 1:41 PM on February 20, 2015


B-but those are the most important tweets!


Don't worry, the NSA still have a copy.
posted by acb at 5:11 PM on February 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Alan McGee used to do the same thing. (He might still do the same thing, I haven't checked his twitter lately.) Seemed to be a way to make twitter more like a conversation and less like a press release.
posted by subdee at 5:23 PM on February 20, 2015


I deleted everything. Deleted my twitter account and started over. It was refreshing not having all that old stuff following me around. I'll probably delete my new account in 6 months and start a new one. Who cares?
posted by monkeymike at 5:48 PM on February 20, 2015 [1 favorite]


Is there a twitter tool I can use to have my tweets deleted automatically after an expiry date?
posted by Theta States at 9:56 AM on February 23, 2015


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