Maybe we should ask the US Government for that Twitter backup? --BlueMaxima 15:33, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Archiving tweet metadata as well.
The snscrape method puts the last 3200 (due to API limits) tweets of the archival target user into a URL list, uploaded to https://transfer.sh/ or https://transfer.notkiska.pw/ and feeds it into ArchiveBot using
!a < http://example.com/URL-list.txt and also archives tweet replies because the URL list contains them as well.
ArchiveBot also saves it into the Wayback Machine, which is great.
Another archival method is
chromebot: a https://twitter.com/username or also
chromebot: a https://twitter.com/search?q=from:username (without “from:” when also including tweet replies and tweets mentioning the user in the thread).
In case of controversies,
chromebot: a https://twitter.com/search?q=to:username should be used as well.
Because both chromebot and archivebot rely on Twitter's web interface, the amount of tweet metadata captured might be very limited.
Here are several documentations about Twitter's metadata API:
- snscrape grabs the entire history, not just the last 3200 tweets. But it doesn't include retweets. --JustAnotherArchivist (talk) 01:54, 10 May 2019 (UTC)